It wasn't until Deborah Crofts went through her wedding snaps that she realised the spot above her right breast was the first sign. Photo / Supplied
It wasn't until Deborah Crofts went through her wedding snaps that she realised the spot above her right breast was the first sign. Photo / Supplied

Wedding photos revealed bride's skin cancer

A New-Zealand raised mum-of-two whose wedding photos showed a spot, clearly visible on her chest, has revealed how it turned out to be an aggressive form of skin cancer - leading to years of misery.

As Deborah Crofts, now 41, donned her elegant ivory bridal gown in February 2007, she noticed a pimple just above her right breast but, with all the excitement of her big day, she soon forgot about it.   

Whilst the spot remained small, it wouldn't heal - bleeding in the shower, then scabbing over, in a "never ending" cycle.

And a year later, the software engineer from Skipton, North Yorkshire, was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma - the most common type of skin cancer, mainly caused by exposure to UV light, the Daily Mail reports.

Just a month after consulting her doctor, she was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma - the most common type of skin cancer, mainly caused by exposure to UV light. Photo / Supplied
Just a month after consulting her doctor, she was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma - the most common type of skin cancer, mainly caused by exposure to UV light. Photo / Supplied

"I was shocked and frightened when I was given my diagnosis," Deborah said.

"However, I felt able to take it in my stride, because I was reassured I could have surgery to remove the cancerous cells and that I wouldn't need chemotherapy."

Since her diagnosis, Deborah has discovered about eight other visible malignant marks and further microscopic cancer cells.

More on this at the NZ Herald


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