Presenter Chris Evans announces cancer diagnosis
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Radio presenter Chris Evans has been diagnosed with skin cancer, he confirmed to his listeners on Virgin Radio this morning.
The 57-year-old presenter had previously opened up about feeling nervous following a screening for skin cancer back in 2020. He had become concerned after spotting a mark on his body.
Evans was asked to come back in again as the clinician who had screened him said he should come back because of his complexion. They added that although he had nothing to worry about, he should get screened once a year.
Today, Evans announced that after a screening he had been diagnosed with skin cancer. Fortunately, he said that the cancer has been caught early and is treatable.
He is due to start treatment within weeks.
In an announcement on air this morning, he said: "We need to discuss what's going on with this issue. It is a melanoma.
"There's this phrase called a malignant melanoma - you know once you get something and you find out all about it - that is a redundant phrase because if it is a melanoma it is malignant.
"But it's been caught so early, just so you know, that it should be completely treatable.
"[Treatment] will happen on the 14th of September."