Fighting: John Frost, 87, is an ex-groundsman at Lord’s cricket ground in North London John Frost almost paid a heavy price for a career that many would have envied. A former groundsman at Lord’s cricket ground in North London, he has spent many of his working hours bathed in hot sunshine. ‘I love being outside,’ he says. But in December 2016, he developed malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, which is linked to skin damage caused by high levels of sun exposure. There are around 16,000 new cases of malignant melanoma every year, and incidence of the disease is rising. Chemotherapy often does not work and every year it claims about 2,300 lives. ‘I’d gone to the doctor about something else when he noticed a bad mole on my back,’ says John, 86, who lives in Wimbledon Chase, South-West London, with his wife Patricia, 84. ‘He sent me straight to hospital, where they found another suspicious mole on my shoulder. They removed them a few days later and sent them for analysis, which confirmed malignant melanoma. I was worried but they said I didn’t need more treatment. I thought that was the end of it.’ Within a few… Read full this story
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