Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - BIG NIGHT OUT -

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.”

“Lessons to learn”, Page 6

RE­SULTS: Christine Marr, left, and Veron­ica An­der­son. In­set, the scar from the op­er­a­tion.

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