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Melanoma patient's crusade to get more Australians using sun umbrellas

Damien MacRae would rather blend in with the crowd, but these days, with a large blue-and-silver umbrella over his head in sunny weather, he attracts plenty of stares.

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Woman’s heartbreaking bucket list after mole discovered on her back

NOBODY should have to acknowledge their mortality in their 20s, but that’s exactly what Emma Betts was faced with after a rogue mole turned out to be melanoma.

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‘I was a caricature of my worst traits’ – how brain cancer can affect the mind

Dr Barbara Lipska was working at her computer one morning in January 2015 when her right hand suddenly disappeared.

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The campaign Peter Overton wants all Aussies to get behind this Easter

Last night on 60 Minutes, Overton introduced the nation to Jess Van Zeil – a beautiful young Australian who has been dealt the cruellest of cards.

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