30TH JANUARY: CHECK4SPOTS DAY

Morgan recently lost her battle with melanoma at just 25 years of age.  Although Morgan took great care when enjoying the outdoors, it takes as little as a single exposure for a cell to go rogue and create a melanoma.  Morgan was unlucky, but the good news is that 90% of people can be treated […]

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When nothing goes to plan

So where was I the last time I blogged? Had just had a modified radical neck dissection and was waiting on pathology results Was planning for an allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant And what was the outcome of these? Modified radical neck dissection: unsuccessful Allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant: didn’t happen Sigh. After I woke […]

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Metastatic Melanoma / Stem Cell Transplant

Melanoma You know how I said 2018 would be my year? Ha ha ha. If you’re reading this you probably already know that the melanoma I was diagnosed with on my left ear last year has metastasized (fancy word for when the cancer spreads beyond the original site). A couple of days into January I […]

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Surprise! It’s a melanoma. 

Warning: there is graphic content in this post. Continue at your own p-ear-il and if you’re easily queasy maybe st-ear cl-ear 😂 There’s not much of a bigger vibe killer than being told you have cancer. The doctor at the skin cancer clinic delivered me the news over the phone on a Wednesday afternoon whilst I […]

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