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This Fundraising Page is in support of: Skin cancer: Support vital research for better treatments

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Swim-a-Marathon

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE KINDLY DONATED! WE COMPLETED OUR MARATHON SWIM ON SUNDAY - THE DAY WAS A REAL SUCCESS! Please see the gallery for photos! Sponsorship is still being accepted :)

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In September last year, after seeing a poster campaign, I visited my GP to have a mole looked at. She sent me to the hospital to see a dermatologist for a second opinion. Later that week, I had a mole removed from my leg, it seemed like a common thing to have done, and I didn't think anything of it.

I returned to the hospital for the routine results appointment and the dermatologist broke the news to me that the mole was cancerous, and there were signs of changes within the cells that could suggest it was spreading. It was a malignant melanoma (a form of skin cancer). I couldn't take anything else in, it was a shock. I couldn't and still can't believe it happened to me, and at only 24 years old.

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