Chris Evans confirms he's free of skin cancer eight weeks after diagnosis
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DJ Chris Evans has revealed he's clear of skin cancer, with an email from his surgeon read live on the radio to confirm the news.
The cancer was caught early and Evans started treatment within a matter of weeks.
When Evans first told listeners about his diagnosis, he informed them it was 'a melanoma'.
The 57-year-old continued: "There's this phrase called a malignant melanoma - you know once you get something and you find out all about it - that is a redundant phrase because if it is a melanoma it is malignant.
"But it's been caught so early, just so you know, that it should be completely treatable.
"[Treatment] will happen on the 14th of September."
Just eight weeks later, live on Virgin Radio today (Wednesday 20 September) Evans revealed he was told he had to undergo surgery because the freckle found on his leg by his masseur needed to be removed because it was cancerous and had 'moved' and 'metastasised' - which means it had spread to other parts of the body.
The results of the surgery came through via email last night (Tuesday, 19 September) and the email was read aloud by Evans' co-presenter Vassos Alexander live on the show.
Evans' surgeon said, as read by Alexander: "I have forwarded the pathology report. It is excellent news. There is no residual disease. You have the all-clear."
Evans chimed in: "And so, at quarter-to-four last Thursday, I had cancer and at quarter-to-five, I didn't. And I just found that out last night."
Evans went on to stress 'time' is the 'biggest weapon against it, if you have an abundance of it'.
"And it's biggest weapon against you if you have a lack of it," he adds.
The DJ and radio host resolved: "If you're worried about anything, just bear in mind the fact that eight weeks ago I was diagnosed with cancer and now I don't have it at all.
"And that's why you just need to attend to things. And it's really tough, because for years I was the guy who wouldn't go anywhere near that. But you know, times have changed, thank God."
If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact Macmillan’s Cancer Support Line on 0808 808 00 00, 8am–8pm seven days a week