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Mum saved by Gamma Knife at the PA

Without the PA Hospital (PAH) and the unique medical technology known as the Gamma Knife, Sunshine Coast mother Debbie Butler may not have got to see her twin girls grow up.

 Debbie's journey began in 2017 when she first noticed a melanoma on her chest which had been monitored for changes for many years had become scaly. After having it removed and diagnosed as being at stage 1B, the melanoma would come back in 2019 in her rib and lungs. 

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