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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 - Louise Sherwood with family group drinking wine smiling at the camera

Louise Sherwood

The tumour was successfully removed and it was only then it was confirmed it was a secondary melanoma – primary unknown!
Louise's story
MPA Patient Story - Peter Gourlay wearing glasses smiling

Peter Gourlay

In 2017, as I was reading in bed, I discovered a suspicious lump under my right arm.
Peter's story
MPA Patient Story - Josh Galpin with family group seated in front of house with 2 dogs

Josh Galpin

 In July 2019, I was diagnosed with Stage IV BRAF+ Metastatic Melanoma after being admitted into hospital with severe anaemia.
Josh's story
MPA Patient Story - Deb Butler and family smile at the camera

Deb Butler

In August 2019 I visited my doctor for persistent back pain.  A CT scan identified a lesion in one of my ribs and suspicious spots in both lungs.
Deb's story
MPA Patient Story - Lyn Batchelor and man smiling at the camera

Lyn Batchelor – Carer

I believe that carers do go through the stages of grief - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
Lyn's story
MPA Patient Story - Christine Osbourne smiling at the camera

Christine Osbourne

In November 2016 I found a very small non descript lump under my arm and after a biopsy I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma. The Primary site was never found.
Christine's story

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