Malignant melanomas are a very dangerous type of cancer and the patient’s chances of survival often depend on early discovery.
Christine believes her colleagues at the Cancer Research UK shop in Fraserburgh, led by boss Veronica Anderson, saved her life.
The f o r mer F r a s e r b u r g h Academy pupil said: “The letter asking me to go back to hospital came a couple of days before me, my mum and a relative were due to go to Malta on holiday.
“I didn’t tell them. I didn’t want to spoil their holiday.”
She went back to ARI a week after her return from Malta. She had braced herself for the worst but doctors assured her they had managed to remove all of the cancer.
Christine said: “I did not find out until last week how aggressive and potentially dangerous this type of cancer is. My colleagues may well have saved my life.”
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RESULTS: Christine Marr, left, and Veronica Anderson. Inset, the scar from the operation.