“I Thought ‘I’ll Be Right’”: What It’s Like Living With Stage 4 Melanoma

Source: The Latch, June 2022

Unfortunately, men are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than women, at 1 in 2 men. Bowel cancer, melanoma and lung cancer are three of the four most common cancers in both men and women. However, men are considerably more likely to be diagnosed and die from these cancers.

For Men’s Health Week, which runs June 13 – 19, 2022, Matt Kean, an Australian living with stage four melanoma, shares his personal experience. Kean is a husband and father of two who is spending what may be his final years travelling around Australia and bringing awareness to melanoma and what can be done to help reduce the impact. Here is his story:

We have begun a journey that has changed our lives forever. It’s a journey that I share with others in the hope that they don’t have to experience it themselves.