AGE Before Beauty star Vicky Myers has told how she survived skin cancer after a GP noticed it by chance.
The actress — Heidi in the BBC1 drama opposite Sue Johnston and Robson Green — says the appointment was not even for her, but the eagle-eyed doctor spotted a mole on her leg.
BBC Actress Vicky Myers has told how she survived skin cancer after a GP noticed it by chance
She says: “It was my nephew who was poorly but as I was turning to leave, the doctor said, ‘Can I have a look at the back of your leg?’.
“I’m quite freckly and I thought it was just another little beauty spot but it turns out it was something far more sinister.
“He brought in the practice manager and they wouldn’t let me go home. I was a bit bewildered by what was going on.
“Five days later I had a biopsy and, two weeks later, they confirmed it was malignant melanoma. Luckily it hadn’t spread.”
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Vicky who is now cancer-free, says she is always careful to slap on the sun cream since the life-changing incident eight years ago.
She says: “It changed my attitude completely. I’m so sun-aware and aware of what goes into my body.
“We think we’re immortal and we have plenty of time, and then it changes in a split second. I was so incredibly lucky that day.
“It can spread so rapidly. I know I wouldn’t have gone to have it checked, so I am very grateful to that doctor.”