Radio presenter Chris Evans has revealed that he has been diagnosed with skin cancer.
The 57-year-old, who hosts the breakfast show on Virgin Radio, said that he was diagnosed with melanoma, a type of skin cancer that is more serious than other types.
Evans said that the cancer was caught early and that he will have surgery to remove it on September 14. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Evans said that he wanted to share his diagnosis in order to raise awareness of skin cancer. He urged people to get their skin checked regularly, especially if they have a family history of the disease.
“It’s been caught so early, just so you know, that it should be completely treatable,” Evans said. “But it’s important to get checked, so if you have any concerns, please go and see your doctor.”
What disease does Chris Evans have?
Evans is diagnosed with skin cancer and he is not the first celebrity to be diagnosed with the illness. In recent years, other high-profile figures, such as Angelina Jolie and Michael Douglas, have also spoken out about their experiences with the disease.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with around 166,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Most cases are treatable if they are caught early.
The NHS recommends that everyone over the age of 35 should have their skin checked every two years. People with a family history of skin cancer should have their skin checked more often.
If you have any concerns about your skin, please see your doctor.