Sunday, 13 November 2011

Unknown fan saves Sue Nicholls' life

Most people have freckles and moles on their skin and most people have heard warnings to check them if they've noticed any changes. But most people also don't bother and some people end up with skin cancer, aka melanoma.

Last summer, according to the Mail Online, ITV received an email for Sue Nicholls warning her that a mole the fan spotted on Sue's arm looked odd to them. Sue, who plays Audrey Roberts on Coronation Street,  was contacted by the health office at the studio and was informed of the email and that maybe she should have it checked as a precaution. Even then, Sue thought it was just someone overly worried. It was a mole she'd had for years and didn't think it had changed but she had it checked anyway. The doctor thought it was worth keeping an eye on and when she returned for a follow up, earlier this year, it had indeed changed size.

Following on with that, Sue had the mole removed and tests later proved it was in the early stages of skin cancer.  Sue admits that she used to spend lots of time tanning  in her younger years before anyone knew of the danger and is very grateful now for this warning. The person that sent the email didn't sign their name so she doesn't know who to thank. If it had been left longer, she could have been looking at more invasive chemotherapy treatment as well.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Granada wil have the email address, so she can contact them this way

Tvor said...

You'd think they'd have done that. Presumably it was a generic hotmail type thing.

Flaming Nora said...

Wow, that's an amazing story.

Anonymous said...

Thank also, high definition TV.

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