GB Olympic Gold Medallist Plays it Safe with Mole Screening
Olympic rower, Will Satch, who earned a gold medal for Team GB in the Men’s Eights at the Rio 2016 Olympics, found time in between training sessions to access ScreenCancer’s Mole Screening Service, available in selected Alphega Pharmacies.
Skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer in the UK*. In 2012, more than 2,000 people died from malignant melanomas**. Skin cancer can affect people of all ages, but some are at a higher risk than others of developing a malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer).
Those people most at risk include people with fair skin that burns easily, lots of moles or freckles, red or fair hair, anyone who was frequently sunburnt as a child or has a family history of skin cancer. Patients being treated with immunosuppressive drugs are also at higher risk of developing a melanoma.
"I got my results directly from ScreenCancer and have recommended the service to friends and GB teammates"Will Satch - GB Gold Medallist
"There is very low awareness of the risks of skin cancer or how to spot it. I’ve been meaning to get the moles looked at but unfortunately hadn’t found the time to visit my GP."Will Satch - GB Gold Medallist