AFTER overcoming a year-long battle with cancer, Tamworth's Adam Brook is eager to share his message of survival with the world.
As a Melanoma Institute ambassador, the local electrician and personal trainer will share his story alongside his mum Anne as part of a series of short films.
The film makes up part of the institute's four-part Melanoma Matters series, which will showcase melanoma survivors from across the country and let them share their stories.
"The purpose of this video is to show the viewers the point of view from a young Australian battling melanoma," Mr Brook said.
"It's also to show them what it's like for us to go through, the effect it has on us mentally and our families.
"It's to tell my story for what it is, I'm not supposed to have cancer.
"I'm young, fit and healthy, but the thing this series will show is that cancer does not discriminate."
The Fit 2 Function trainer was first diagnosed with Stage 3c melanoma in 2019 after a barber nicked a mole on his head during a haircut.
The initial discovery was followed by the removal 55 lymph nodes from his head and neck, but the cancer had spread and progressed to Stage 4.
"I've said it before, I think my positive attitude played a big part in my recovery," Mr Brook said.
"I really can't understand being any other way but positive about it. For all the cons that my diagnosis brought me, the pros from it far outweigh them.
"I now appreciate every day and do my absolute best to make sure however much time I have left on this earth, I enjoy every second for what it is."
The series will be released in weekly installments on social media during November and Mr Brook said he was hopeful his message would sink in.
"I'm hoping people get an idea of what it was like for my family and to see the benefits a positive attitude can have," he said.
"I want to show the public a different side to me that they don't always see, the emotional effect and toll it takes on cancer patients.
"As well as that, I also want to show other cancer battlers that there is so many positives to take away from your diagnosis and that right attitude will take you so much further."