When an observant viewer pointed out a cancer spot on Piers Morgan, it drew further attention to the importance of early detection of the deadly disease.
The popular Good Morning Britain presenter has revealed that a show viewer’s close and remarkable attention to detail may have saved his life from the killer disease.
It was while hosting ITV series 'Serial Killer' that a viewer spotted a strange mark on The TV host's upper chest. Fortunately, the concerned viewer went a step further by writing him about her observation.
Her name is Gillian Nuttall, and she is the founder of Melanoma UK. As soon as her keen eyes zeroed in on the mark on Morgan's chest, she felt compelled to contact him at once. With many Cancers, the earlier it is detected, the better the chances of treatment.
“When my ‘Serial Killer’ crime documentary aired on ITV in November, Gillian Nuttall, founder of Melanoma UK, emailed me to say: ‘Piers, at the risk of sounding like a lunatic, I’m just watching your program and there’s a blemish visible on your chest. Have you had it checked?’” this was according to Daily mail where the TV personality writes a column.
Luckily, Upon seeing her message, Morgan wisely followed her advice and saw a doctor. And immediately, the expert surgically removed the mark. And just as he had dreaded, The dermatologist informed Morgan that the innocent looking spot could have become cancerous.
“This week, a top dermatologist took one look and immediately cut it out,” he added. “Much further delay, he informed me, and it might well have turned cancerous. ‘Give that lady a gold star!’”
Full of gratitude, The vocal "Good Morning Britain" host thanked Nuttall for saving him from a fate that befalls many unsuspecting people worldwide every year, with numerous deaths resulting from an initially harmless looking spot or more.
Piers sent out his holiday salutations to his Savior: “Thanks, Gillian. Oh the irony of a serial killer inadvertently helping to save my life. Merry Christmas!”
She responded on Twitter through the Melanoma UK official account, stating that she was glad he listened to her advice as vigilance was vital for early detection.
A few years ago, Wolverine actor Hugh Hickman spotted such a mark on his nose. It turned out to be cancerous. Since then, the 49 year old has had several surgical procedures to remove the cancer.
It is a real threat to health that should be taken seriously. Don't overlook anything out of place.