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Malignant melanoma information

Malignant melanoma is a type of cancer that usually starts in the skin, either in a mole or in normal-looking skin.  If you are looking for information on non-melanoma skin cancer, please view the skin cancer pages.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) information

Our Skin Cancer Patient Information Group produces the following leaflets:   

Protecting your skin from the sun

You and Your Key Worker (Skin cancer)-Currently under review

Your Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) for Skin Cancer

Understanding malignant melanoma

General information

Click on the coloured text links below for general information which may be of help to you:

Tests and investigations

Click on the above link to see if there is any online UHL information on the tests and investigations you may require. Use the search box to find out.

Chemotherapy and other drug therapies

UHL and other information about chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy (including immunotherapy) and other drug therapies.  Please note that not all therapies are suitable for all types of cancer.


UHL and other information about radiotherapy treatment. Please note that radiotherapy is not suitable for all types of cancer.

Eating, appetite and taste

Local and other information that you may find useful if you have eating problems as a result of your cancer or its treatment.

Support groups

For a list of cancer support groups in the local area please click on the heading above.

Further information

If you would like more information, including details of how to contact a nurse specialist, please contact the Cancer Information Centre.   Alternatively, click on the heading above for details of other organisations that may be able to help you.  

Information in languages other than English

To find out if there is any information about cancer, cancer treatments and living with cancer available in your preferred language, please click on the heading above, or contact the Cancer Information Centre.

This page last reviewed 14/11/2023