Virgin Radio host Chris Evans reveals skin cancer diagnosis

Chris Evans announced on his Virgin Radio show that he has been diagnosed with skin cancer and will undergo treatment to have it removed.

The star previously had a skin cancer scare in 2020 after being tested for the disease due to discovering marks on his body before Christmas.

Prior to that, he was given the “all clear” following a prostate cancer scare in 2015.

In addition, in 2011 Chris had surgery to remove polyps as a precaution against colon cancer after experiencing discomfort on the toilet.

Fear of the disease has remained at the forefront of Chris’s mind after losing his dad and two uncles to colon cancer and his late mum had battled breast cancer.

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He said this week: “For years I was such a scaredy cat but I’ve had things taken out of me before that had resulted in the deaths of my dad, his two brothers and my mum.

“Cancer has had enough of us. I changed my thinking a while ago when I went to the toilet and there was clearly something very wrong.

“And up until that moment I was fearful of any possible test you could have done.

“For some reason, this happened and it was so patently obvious. I finished what I was doing and phoned my GP straight away and it was like an epiphany.

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“I was like, ‘Yes, I’ll get checked’.

“I now get checked too often for a couple of things, my doctor says.”

Chris shared that doctors gave him the news of his skin cancer diagnosis after his masseuse – who he branded an “angel sent from heaven” – spotted a freckle and urged him to have it checked out.

Chris told listeners it was found in the extremely early stages, adding that doctors have said it is at “stage zero” and is “as treatable as cancer can possibly be”.

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