Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rugby Star Warns over Dangers of Skin Cancer ; Ex-Rochdale Hornets Player Has Been Diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma after Years Playing in the Sun

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rugby Star Warns over Dangers of Skin Cancer ; Ex-Rochdale Hornets Player Has Been Diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma after Years Playing in the Sun

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AFORMER rugby player suffering from terminal skin cancer is urging players and fans to take care in the sun.

Ex-Rochdale Hornets ace David Taylor, 65, was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma in 2011. He has had part of his shoulder and part of his stomach removed after the disease spread around his body.

David, who played centre for the Hornets between 1965 and 1977, says he is very passionate about raising awareness about skin cancer.

He said: "Now that rugby league is a summer sport we need to take more care - we are exposed to a lot more sun.

"There's the players, from professionals to young kids' teams, out playing every weekend and training in the week and there's spectators of all ages at the games.

"We need to take care.

rugby league is our game and we should look after it.

"Cancer is not the kind of condition you will catch next week from being in the sun this week. …

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