I was on holiday in March 2019 , when a friend spotted a mole on my under arm and suggested it was darker in the middle and should get it checked out. I had it checked and was referred to the dermatology department who removed the mole and discovered it was melanoma in situ. Luckily after a second operation it was all removed. I was really lucky to have had it checked before it developed into something worse.
Myself and a friend decided to challenge ourselves in 2020 and have entered a 10k , 14 k and 17 k open water swims throughout the summer . I have decided to do this to raise awareness to be careful In the sun and en-suite you check your moles regularly.

Hayley Brown