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SAM RIGNEY: My melanoma diagnosis and a new reason to live

Source: The Herald, April 2019 IT was my mild hypochondria that saved my life. It was late January, two weeks before my wife Erin gave birth to our son Joe, and I had just discovered an irregular mole on my back. I made an appointment with a doctor to have a skin check and, despite […]

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Sydney mum may have escaped deadly melanoma thanks to strangers

Source: 9 News, April 2019 A Sydney mother-of-two may have escaped the deadly effects of melanoma thanks to a chance encounter with strangers who prompted her into action. Last month Bronwyn Poulton, 33, attended a cancer fundraiser for a high school friend. Also in attendance was Jay Allen, a melanoma survivor who helped instigate the […]

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Kim Barton and Richard Ryan join Jay’s Longest Melanoma March

Source: Yass Tribune, March 2019 Local sister and brother Kim Barton and Richard Ryan will make big strides for melanoma this May, when they join melanoma survivor Jay Allen’s epic 2000 kilometre walk from Adelaide to Sydney, in 50 days. Jay’s Longest Melanoma March begins this month and will make its way to the Rollonin Cafe in Bowning […]

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Bishopbriggs man says new drug treatment will “change his life”

Source: The Press and Journal, March 2019 A new decision by NHS Scotland has meant that people with a rare form of cancer have the chance to forego radiotherapy in favour of tablets. This month it was announced that the first oral BRAF-targeted treatment for post-surgery stage III melanoma patients, the most aggressive type of […]

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