Patient Stories

Danny's inspiring story of survival
26 May 2020

Danny's inspiring story of survival

“I had a complete response within about six months. All of my tumours disappeared."

Research saves lives
31 Jan 2020

Research saves lives

'Being able to tell my children that I now have no evidence of disease was the best day ever!' Jen Benfield, Stage IV melanoma survivor

Paul's Story
01 Nov 2019

Paul's Story

Thanks to the generosity of our MIA community, funds raised from the Christmas Appeal are supporting ongoing research to give other grandfathers like Paul a better chance of survival.

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.