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Chris Evans reveals skin cancer diagnosis

Chris Evans reveals skin cancer diagnosis
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Chris Evans reveals during his radio show that he has been diagnosed with "stage zero" skin cancer.

Chris Evans has revealed that he has been diagnosed with early-stage skin cancer.

The 57-year-old revealed the news live on air during his Virgin Radio show on Monday, assuring viewers that his prognosis is good as it was effectively caught at "stage zero".

"I've just got to talk briefly about... you know my biopsy for the skin cancer issue," he explained. "So, the best news that I got whilst I was away [on holiday], was that it was a positive test. So I have tested positive for skin cancer.

"Obviously better news would have been that it would have been negative. But the reason it's great news is that they've caught it as early as possible.

"This has only happened because Dee, this angel sent from heaven, who gives me this massage every Friday, saw this freckle on my shin and said, 'do me a favour Chris, go and get that checked out'.

"I didn't and then the next week, she said: 'Have you been to see anyone because you just need to go. It's probably nothing but you need to go. That doesn't look like a normal freckle to me'."

He continued: "Anyway, I went and got it tested. I ended up having an operation. So whilst we were away, the email came through and the email was 'can you please call because we need to discuss your results' as opposed to just 'all-clear'. So I was sort of ready for something.

"But because they caught it so early, it is as treatable as cancer can possibly be, to the extent that they caught it stage zero."

The veteran broadcaster - known for shows including The Big Breakfast, TFI Friday and Don't Forget Your Toothbrush - added that he will begin treatment for the issue next month.

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