It’s a question I’ve often contemplated. i was diagnosed with Stage 3B melanoma in Sept. 2016 and had a full inguinal removal in Dec. 2016.i was fortunate enough to qualify for a Targeted Gene Therapy trial 5rough the Melanoma Institute of Australia in Sydney and I have been told I’m ‘cancer free’. My first 3 month check up following the finish of my treatment is coming up in a week’s time and I’m terrified. Despite feeling fine physically, it’s like having a monkey on my back when I think about my health and the possibility of it returning. Luckily, I keep my self active and don’t dwell on the negative thoughts but I can’t help wondering how I navigate the next few days before my tests and oncologist appointment.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.