When Allen Schnitzerling was diagnosed with Merkel cell carcinoma, his prognosis was dire. But after putting his faith in his doctors and their “special soup”, as he affectionally calls it, Allen is now planning adventurous holidays with his wife.
When Lisa, Jenny and Vikki immigrated to Australia in their younger years, they had no idea that the outdoor lifestyle they embraced would lead to a melanoma diagnosis later in life.
Stuart is a participant in the Melanoma Margins Trial
John, who has Merkel cell carcinoma, is participating in the I-MAT trial.
A lived experience with cancer inspired Paul White and Mary Tsouvalakis to join the MASC Trials Board.
Originally diagnosed with a detached retina, a scan later revealed that Jess actually had ocular melanoma.
After a shock diagnosis that resulted in her losing an eye, Michelle found herself desperately seeking information about ocular melanoma. Now Michelle’s joined the Uveal Melanoma Registry, so others don’t have to encounter the lack of clarity that she did.
When we first featured the story of Bruno and his mission to complete a half-ironman while battling stage III melanoma, it struck a chord with many of our members and followers.
As a retired primary school teacher, Viv has spent most of his adult life passing on valuable knowledge to his students. But it was a visit to his doctor that provided him with an unexpected – and lifesaving – lesson.
Morgan Mansell passed away from melanoma when she was just 25 years old. Her legacy lives on through the Morgan Mansell Fund, which supports melanoma research, and her writing.