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15 June 2021 |Community

Saving Lives

15 June 2021 |Community
The Hunter Melanoma Foundation is a life-saving organisation that helps locals identify and treat melanoma.

During summer the Foundation set-up a Spot Check program at the beach. What they discovered is eye-opening. During the 7-day program they:

  • Provided 723 beach goers and the Hunter Surf Life Saving community with free skin checks
  • Of those 723 patients, 175 were referred for further examination
  • Of the 175 suspicious spots, 36 suspected melanomas were detected (1 in 20 people had a suspected melanoma)
  • From the 31 suspected melanomas 8 were confirmed melanomas in 7 patients (1 person per day)

Hear from some of the people who discovered they had melanoma on the day.

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Stories from People Diagnosed with Melanoma

This demonstrates just how many Aussies are at risk. Without the financial support of organisations like NOVA Alliance Bank, life-saving programs like this are unable to go ahead.


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