Patient Blogs

Leigh's Hope
18 May 2017

Leigh's Hope

Leigh’s advanced melanoma diagnosis came as a complete surprise to him. A young man with two small children, Leigh was told he had less than four months to live. His best hope was to join a clinical trial.

Caitlin's reason to smile
09 May 2017

Caitlin's reason to smile

Caitlin had plenty to smile about: a close family, a boyfriend, and only one year left of university. Life was good. But in 2015, she almost lost everything when she was diagnosed with Stage III melanoma.

Melanoma at your fingertip
04 May 2017

Melanoma at your fingertip

Amanda shares her story of her diagnosis of a rare form of melanoma - acal melanoma.

Guy's view
05 Apr 2017

Guy's view

Faced with a diagnosis of a rare form of advanced melanoma, Guy’s only hope of spending more time with his family is being on a new clinical trial at MIA.

Marching for Merv
13 Mar 2017

Marching for Merv

Merv Adlington was one of the first people to register for Melanoma March 2017 but sadly passed away in December 2016 after his battle with melanoma.

Melanoma stole the love of my life
09 Mar 2017

Melanoma stole the love of my life

Research gives Holly hope after melanoma stole the love of her life and the father of her children.

Jess' message to younger generations

Jess' message to younger generations

Jess is marching for melanoma at the Melbourne Melanoma March on Sunday March 5th. Despite all she has been through, Jess is urging younger people to stay vigilant and practice a sun safe attitude.

Aaron takes on The Longest Melanoma March
16 Feb 2017

Aaron takes on The Longest Melanoma March

Aaron Kelly is taking on The Longest Melanoma March along with Jay Allen to show melanoma cancer that he can't be beaten. 

Bettina's Promise
07 Feb 2017

Bettina's Promise

After losing her husband Peter, Bettina is determined to do everything within her power to help find a cure for melanoma. 

Emma's Challenge
05 Jan 2017

Emma's Challenge

Keen bushwalker Emma Dunlop may look like a typical 31-year-old, but she's facing the battle of her life - advanced melanoma.