Understanding advanced melanoma

Information and support for people affected by skin cancer advanced melanoma.

  • The skin

    The skin is divided into two main layers: the outer layer known as the epidermis and a layer underneath called the dermis.

  • What is advanced melanoma?

    Advanced melanoma is when cancer cells spread from the original melanoma to other parts of the body.

  • Signs and symptoms of advanced melanoma

    The symptoms of advanced melanoma depend on which part of the body the cancer has spread to.

  • Why do cancers come back?

    Sometimes, tiny cancer cells are left behind after cancer treatment. These can divide to form a new tumour.

  • How is it treated?

    There are five main types of cancer treatment. You may receive one, or a combination of treatments, depending on your cancer type.

Living with advanced cancer

Amanda talks about her experiences of living with advanced breast cancer.

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Living with advanced cancer

Amanda talks about her experiences of living with advanced breast cancer.

About our cancer information videos