Sean Lock backs our sun safety event

Thursday 3 May 2012

Sean Lock

Comedian Sean Lock has given his support to a Sun Awareness event for patients and the public, taking place in St Thomas’ Hospital tomorrow, Friday 4 May.

Sean Lock was treated for skin cancer at Guy’s and St Thomas’, and said: “Being sun aware is really important, particularly as a parent. It’s best to prevent sunburn in the first place, but if you have been burnt, and getting dodgy moles checked as soon as possible is vital because skin cancers can spread very quickly.

“I was lucky three times over – first that someone pointed out the lesion on my back, second that I quickly went to get it looked at, and third that I got great treatment from the dermatologists at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Leaving it just three to four months later could have resulted in a very different ending.”

The event is tomorrow, Friday 4 May, in Central Hall from 12 noon - 2.30pm.

Staff from St John's Institute of Dermatology and patients from the Melanoma Discussion Group will provide advice on how to stay safe in the sun, and there will be free samples of suncream.

Last updated: May 2012

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