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Melanoma reading list

Men and women discussing melanoma skin cancer

This page gives details of a selection of books and leaflets about melanoma. There is information about


Books from libraries, bookshops or online booksellers

You can find a list of books about cancer, treatments, and living with cancer on our general reading list.

Beating Melanoma: A Five-Step Survival Guide
Steven Q. Wang
Johns Hopkins Press, 2011
ISBN: 978-0801898907

This book is written by an American doctor. It gives comprehensive information about diagnosis and treatment for early stage melanoma. As it is American, some aspects relate to the American health care system (such as finding a doctor) and are not relevant to the UK user.


Booklets and leaflets from Cancer Research UK

Detecting skin cancer – how to spot the changes early
Go to the Cancer Research UK leaflets page, where you can download a pdf version of these leaflets. Or you can ring our leaflet enquiry line on 020 3469 8333 or email


Booklets and factsheets from other organisations

From Macmillan Cancer Support
Some of these resources are available on CD

Understanding melanoma
Understanding advanced melanoma
Understanding chemotherapy 
Understanding cancer research trials (clinical trials)
Understanding radiotherapy 
Coping with hair loss 
Healthy eating and cancer
Coping with advanced cancer
Caring for someone with advanced cancer 
End of life: A guide
Controlling cancer pain 
Controlling cancer symptoms
Coping with fatigue
Cancer and complementary therapies
Sexuality and cancer
How are you feeling? The emotional effects of Cancer
Talking to children and teenagers when an adult has cancer
Talking about your cancer 
Lost for words – how to talk to someone with cancer
Life after cancer treatment

From the Royal Marsden Hospital Trust

Clinical trials
MRI scan
Eating well when you have cancer
After treatment
Your operation and anaesthetic

To order any of the Royal Marsden Hospital booklets please telephone freephone 0800 783 7176, or email

From Medikidz

What's up with Jane's dad? Medikidz explain advanced melanoma


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Updated: 9 December 2015