Understanding advanced melanoma

Advanced melanoma is a type of skin cancer. We have information about what advanced melanoma is, its symptoms, and the skin.

  • The skin

    The skin has many purposes. It is divided into two main layers, known as the epidermis and 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 melanoma 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.

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