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Patient Stories

Melanoma Patients Australia provides support across Australia to those with melanoma, their families, friends and carers, all at no charge.

MPA Patient Story - Ron Neyenhuis and woman people smiling at camera

Ron Neyenhuis

A skin check by a dermatologist in August 2014 confirmed a suspicious mole on my back left flank that had changed and ulcerated (bled) to be positive to a Stage 2c melanoma.
Ron's story
MPA Patient Story - Marisa Worling with her husband, two sons and dog standing with arms around each other

Marisa Worling

After a number of Dr visits, pushing for an MRI which led to a PET scan and then being sent to the emergency department, tumours were found in my skull and my left tibia.  My primary was never found.
Marisa's story
MPA Patient Story - Leonie Rogers portrait

Leonie Rogers

I knew about the first two, but I had no idea I had anything at all on the back of my left thigh. I was quite surprised, but took a photo. When I checked it a couple of months later, I noticed that it had changed a little bit.
Leonie's story
MPA Patient Story - Bronwyn Abbot smiling at the camera

Bronwyn Abbott

I woke on the morning of February 17th this year with the right side of my face drooping and slurred speech.
Bronwyn's story
MPA Patient Story - Jim Cormack and a woman embracing smiling to camera

Jim Cormack

I first noticed a pimple on my left cheek which I cut shaving back in June 2013.
Jim's story
MPA Patient Story - Anne Gately and man at dinner table, woman raising her glass

Anne Gately

I had my first infusion on 11 Sep and the second one on 2 Oct. On the 19th Nov I received the results from the first scans taken following the infusions. Miraculously there was no active cancer.
Anne's story

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