Understanding malignant melanoma
Author: Jackie Hodgetts is nurse clinician in melanoma at The Christie Foundation Trust
“The incidence of melanoma is rising faster than that of any other malignancy, and subsequently melanoma is now the sixth most common cancer in the UK. As more cases are diagnosed it is likely that general nurses will come into contact with melanoma patients.”
- Would you feel confident in identifying a possible melanoma?
- Do you feel able to offer preventative advice to patients?
- Why are incidences of melanomas on the rise?