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We are two young men from opposite sides of Australia uniting together on a journey across the USA. Our plan is to meet people living with melanoma, to raise awareness of our organisations (melanomaWA, Sunbed ban and Melanoma Institute Australia), and to learn more about how we can get better at helping those living with melanoma.

Young people need to know that melanoma is not always just a bit of skin cancer that gets cut out; it can be quite invasive and can kill you.

We are Jay Allen from Sydney, New South Wales, and Clinton Heal from Perth, Western Australia, and from 13th February 2011 we will be travelling for 18 days,giving you an insight into what it’s like living with a disease that could return anytime, the daily thoughts of others living with melanoma and the thoughts of their friends and families through this daily blog.

We both run melanoma support groups here in Australia, and will use this trip as an opportunity to see how people live and cope with melanoma. How they access resources overseas and what opportunities there are to learn and to share with them. To foster a relationship in this fight against melanoma and in the learning how to live with it…

We will continue advocating to increase public knowledge and awareness of the inherent risks of sunbeds in another country.

Hope you enjoy following the blog.  We welcome your comments and emails.

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New eligible Patients with Metastatic Melanoma in Australia who require Melanoma treatment YERVOY will be charged $29,600 per infusion, with full treatment costing almost $120,000

From 16 April 2012  New eligible Patients with Metastatic  Melanoma in Australia who require Melanoma treatment YERVOY will be charged $29,600 per infusion, with full treatment costing almost $120,000.   Print PDFTweet

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March 2012

I have not updated for a while so I do apologise. A lot has happened since the last time I updated. My scan turned out clear. Turns out the hot spot was nothing but a hot spot. Must of been a bit of inflammation or something, it was not melanoma so that’s all I needed …

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