This Morning doctor Chris Steele diagnosed with cancer
He told colleagues it was 'purely the result of over-exposure to the sun and sunbeds'
Tuesday 04 December 2012
This Morning doctor Chris Steele has revealed he has been diagnosed with skin cancer 16 years after he was first treated for it.
The GP told show hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby the cancer was "purely the result of over-exposure to the sun and sunbeds" many years ago.
He said: "Back in 1996 I had skin cancer on the left side of my cheek which was removed and I was left with a hole in my cheek about the size of a fifty pence piece and a skin surgeon stitched the edges together and you can't see where its been.
"A few years later my wife said 'you've got a mark on your back just the same as your face', and I went back to see the guy and yes, it was another skin cancer - a different type to the other one I had on my face...and then two weeks ago, I found a mark on my leg.
"I went to the specialist again and yes, it was skin cancer and my whole body was checked.
"I was told I've got more on my face, an early stage of skin cancer."
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