Tom McNamara thinks he was about eight when he was sunburned. “In my younger days my mother would take us to Bronte Beach to see the family. It’s taken all these years for my melanoma to show up.”
Now 75, the former radiographer at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney was told last year he had secondary cancer in his lung, with another tumour on his liver.
In Australia, 30 people a day are diagnosed with melanoma, and 1,200 die each year.