For Icon Hobart patient Leigh, brain cancer came as a shock. After going through prostate cancer, secondary prostate cancer and four melanomas in the last 15 years, he never thought that losing his balance while running the Point to Pinnacle in 2018 could be a sign of brain cancer.
“I basically had to crawl the last 7kms up the hill. I’d had a few electric shock feelings in my head and thought it could be from cold weather or stress, but a tumour? That’s the last thing I’d think,” Leigh said.
In May 2019, Leigh and his wife Helen were on a cruise in Alaska when they fell sick with the flu. After seeing a doctor on the boat, Leigh was immediately rushed to Kodiak Hospital, Alaska to get an MRI.