Melanoma treatment near Delegate

A person with a suspected melanoma should:

  • have their care overseen by a specialist who is a member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team
  • attend their first specialist appointment within two weeks of being referred by the general practitioner (GP).

Who to see

Please note the nearest cancer specialist for melanoma may be over 100 kms from Delegate NSW. Support may be available for transport and accommodation.

The diagnosis and treatment of melanoma involves a team of specialists. The usual specialist for initial referral is a dermatologist or surgeon.

A referral from a general practitioner (GP) is required for an appointment. 

Where to have treatment

Treatment of melanoma may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Most people with melanoma have a combination of these treatments.

Surgery for melanoma

Hospitals for melanoma surgery are listed below. Results are ordered by distance from Delegate NSW.

Other treatment centres

Results are ordered by distance from Delegate NSW.

Find a cancer care team

All people with melanoma in NSW should have their treatment overseen by a multidisciplinary cancer care team (MDT).

A multidisciplinary cancer care team is a group of health care professionals who work together to ensure that a patient receives the best care and outcomes. 

Children and youth services

There are services that provide specialised treatment and support to children and young people with cancer.

Tests and timeframes

Cancer care pathways have been developed by the Cancer Council to help identify recommended care at each stage of the pathway. 

Initial tests may be organised by the general practitioner (GP) and can include:

  • a baseline photograph
  • measurement of the lesion
  • observation over a period of time (for lesions with a low level of suspicion).
  • biopsy.

  • Initial tests should be performed within two weeks of general practitioner (GP) presentation, with results of a biopsy available within one week.
  • The specialist consultation should take place within two weeks of the initial GP appointment. 

More information about the melanoma care pathway is available in these fact sheets:

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