Patient Stories

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.

Not every melanoma is black
01 Sep 2016

Not every melanoma is black

Amanda never imagined the small pink mark on her arm was anything to be concerned about as it didn't look like a typical melanoma. But she was wrong.

Dealing with grief and loss
03 Aug 2016

Dealing with grief and loss

After losing her husband to melanoma, Ann shares with us how she has coped with this great loss and survived the first year without her family’s guiding light.

Rick's Story
14 Jul 2016

Rick's Story

Rick decided to sign up to a ground-breaking trial at Melanoma Institute Australia – a decision that has saved his life. He moved from Byron Bay to Bondi just to be closer to the Institute.

Where are they now...
03 Jun 2016

Where are they now...

Four melanoma survivors who shared their stories with us three years ago have checked in to give us an update about how they are going.

Paul and Natalie's Story
28 Apr 2016

Paul and Natalie's Story

Three years ago, MIA volunteer Paul Watts lost his wife, Natalie, to melanoma.