‘Charity shop co-workers may have saved my life’
Volunteer told to check mole
BECOMING a volunteer for a cancer charity shop saved Christine Marr’s life.
The 33-year-old had been working part-time for the charity for about six years when colleagues noticed a mole behind her ear. And they saw it was changing.
They convinced her to have it checked and when she did the outcome was staggering.
Christine – who has never used a sunbed and has only been abroad five times in her life – said: “My GP referred me to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where doctors removed it straight away.
“They told me they would test it and send the results to my doctor in Fraserburgh. But when I got a letter telling me to go back to ARI I knew I had cancer.”
C h r i s t i n e – who lives in Rosehearty with her mum Anne, 59 – was told she had a malignant melanoma or skin cancer.