Patient Blogs

Breast cancer drug may cure melanoma
18 Sep 2019

Breast cancer drug may cure melanoma

“I’m one of the lucky ones,” said Barbara. Barbara Holland was diagnosed with mucosal melanoma in 2015.

Diane is in safe hands
19 Jul 2019

Diane is in safe hands

Diane never thought a routine breast screen would result in a melanoma diagnosis.

Andrea ran out of time
20 May 2019

Andrea ran out of time

Advances in melanoma treatment gave Andrea an extra two years with her children. We gave Andrea extra time – but not enough time.

Young mum pays it forward
18 Feb 2019

Young mum pays it forward

Melissa Tague, 32, first assumed a lump in her groin was an in-grown hair. But it turned out to be melanoma which had spread to her lymph nodes. 

Dannielle's first Christmas without Adam
15 Oct 2018

Dannielle's first Christmas without Adam

When Dannielle was told that her boyfriend Adam had late-stage advanced melanoma, she wasn't sure if he would be alive for Christmas that year. 

Introducing our newest members of the 'MIA family'​
19 Sep 2018

Introducing our newest members of the 'MIA family'​

Meet babies Mia and Gracie Georgina. Not only are they the apple of their dads’ eyes, but they are the ultimate thank you to the organisation that saved their lives.

David Day and a lifetime of missed moments
09 May 2018

David Day and a lifetime of missed moments

David Day was one of the 20% of people with advanced melanoma have primary resistance to new drugs with ‘super progression' and we need to find out why. 

"Research saved my life!"
05 Oct 2017

"Research saved my life!"

Once riddled with tumours, Ian is now living life to fullest with no sign of disease thanks to immunotherapy.

The doctor becomes a patient
15 Sep 2017

The doctor becomes a patient

Michael shares his story of his melanoma diagnosis and being on a clinical trial. 

Stopping Renae's melanoma in its tracks
11 Sep 2017

Stopping Renae's melanoma in its tracks

Instead of watching and waiting for her melanoma to progress, Renae was given the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial that has stopped her melanoma advancing.