Chris Evans shares positive health update after cancer diagnosis

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Radio DJ Chris Evans has shared a positive health update following his recent cancer diagnosis, confirming he has received the all-clear.

The star revealed last month that he had been diagnosed with melanoma – a form of skin cancer – though it was "completely treatable", with Evans undergoing surgery last Thursday (September 14).

The DJ has confirmed on his Virgin Radio show that he is now cancer-free, with an email from his surgeon read out on air saying: "I have forwarded the pathology report. It is excellent news. There is no residual disease. You have the all-clear."

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Evans himself added: "And so, at quarter-to-four last Thursday, I had cancer and at quarter-to-five, I didn't. And I just found that out last night.

"And that's because time is your biggest weapon against it, if you have an abundance of it, and its biggest weapon against you if you have a lack of it."

The star also urged his listeners to get checked if they suspect any symptoms, adding: "If you're worried about anything, just bear in mind the fact that eight weeks ago I was diagnosed with cancer and now I don't have it at all.

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"And that's why you just need to attend to things. And it's really tough, because for years I was the guy who wouldn't go anywhere near that. But you know, times have changed, thank God."

Evans previously said that the "biggest weapon" is "early detection" when revealing his initial diagnosis.

The presenter previously had a cancer scare in 2015 after undergoing tests for prostate cancer, but was later given the all-clear.

If you would like more information or support about living with cancer or treatment, please click here for guidance from Macmillan Cancer Support, or click here to learn more from Stand Up to Cancer.

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