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Alison Button-Sloan

Tell us a little about yourself I have a wonderfully supportive husband and three children in their 20s. We’re originally from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, lived there for  30+ years, then moved to Brisbane for nearly 20 and currently we’re in Melbourne which despite the weather, I’m loving.  I work as a practice nurse and diabetes

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Anna Harper
Anna Harper

Tell us a little about yourself prior to melanoma. I am 43 years old and the full time mother of a 10-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl.  Before being diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma my days were filled with school drop off and pick-ups, helping out in the school classroom, swimming lessons, basketball practice and games

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Jaz Findlay July 2016
Jasmine Findlay

Tell us a little about yourself I’m a soon to be 39 year old single mother to a remarkable 9 year old lad, Phoenix. I have raised him purely by myself (albeit with the incredible support of my dear mother, father and sister. And my wonderful friends.) I am currently studying Individual Support (Aged Home

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Hi, my name is Regan, I am a regular 19 year-old girl who enjoys nothing more to be outdoors and all ready a skin cancer survivor. This is my story… I was born in Bundaberg in 1991 and raised in Agnes Water until I was 8 years old. As a child growing up in a

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19 years ago, one of the many small, insignificant looking moles on my back became a little itchy.  I saw my GP and he removed the mole in his surgery.  3 days later I had a call from the surgery asking if I could come in and see the Dr., regarding the results.  I remember

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PETER’S MELANOMA JOURNEY At 70 years Peter, retired accountant and company secretary, is currently in good health and plays golf twice a week, albeit with some side effects from his Melanoma and the targeted therapy.  His wife, Margaret, ensures he stays grounded. Peter’s first melanoma was detected on his left upper arm in Dec 1984.

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At 22yrs I had a small pink nodule on my neck, just behind my ear, my hairdresser commented on it, said it needed to be checked as it went red when she washed my hair. I promised I would have it checked but I didn’t. Over a period of several months it started to turn

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