Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Early Detection Makes Melanomas ,Cyless Scary'

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Early Detection Makes Melanomas ,Cyless Scary'

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GLADSTONE local Maree Norris has had two melanomas removed and believes it was the constant checks that saved her life.

C[pounds sterling]I found a mole on my leg myself and went to Dr Colan McGree to have a look,C[yen] Ms Norris said.

C[pounds sterling]I was concerned because of discolouring and a dark spot in the middle of the mole which made me think that there was something not right about it.

C[pounds sterling]When Dr McGree looked he said that it would have to come out straight away.C[yen]

Ms Norris said when she first got the results and was told that it was a melanoma it was quite scary.

C[pounds sterling]When they ring you to tell you it's a melanoma it's not very nice and a bit scary,C[yen] Ms Norris said.

C[pounds sterling]After my first melanoma I had to go get checked every three months for a year and then every six months. …

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