‘Char­ity shop co-work­ers may have saved my life’

Vol­un­teer told to check mole

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - BIG NIGHT OUT - By Sally McDon­ald

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.

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