Although much progress has been made in developing new surgical techniques and drugs to fight melanoma, in many patients it can still be a devastatingly aggressive disease.
As a plastic surgeon I spend my time in the NHS treating patients with melanoma and soft tissue cancers.
I hope that through participation in this event I can also contribute to the valuable research supported by Cancer Research UK in the battle against melanoma skin cancer.
I naively hoped to attract industry sponsors related to my malignant melanoma and sarcoma work; unfortunately that didn't work out. So with less than three weeks to go before my big charity event of the year I am woefully short of my fundraising target.
If you can, please text CRYS661 to 70070.