But it's an event that might not have happened if it was not for the keen eye of a girl called Tina, who spotted his malignant melanoma  -  skin cancer.

Treatment for patients whose tumour has spread more widely has been very unsatisfactory in the past. Register, Join the conversation, you are commenting as Logout. Lock became "The Curator" for the second radio series of The Museum of Curiosity, in 2009, taking over from Bill Bailey. It's not just adults, now children are being hit by long-term Covid too - despite experts' mantra that... About 2,000 people a year die from skin cancer, usually caused by exposure to the UV rays of the sun.

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I was young and thought nothing could ever harm me, that I was invincible. 'Now I know how important it is to be aware of how damaging the sun can be, and everyone should regularly check themselves for any moles or odd-looking patches of skin and get someone else to check areas they cannot see themselves. Joe Biden has series of awkward gaffes at rally with Barack Obama, Michael Gove gets rules about lockdown sports wrong in Q&A, London: Men wield knives at confrontation on Edgware Road, Florida man protesting Trump gets punched by cops, 'Hoping for second miracle': Kate Garraway on Derek's ICU battle, Dramatic moment rescuers pull girl from earthquake rubble, Loyal Golden Retriever reunites with her owners after losing them, Armed police hunt for reported attackers along Vienna's streets, King of Thailand 'loves' pro-democracy protesters demonstrating, Special forces rescue students from Kabul University shooting, Experts capture 'murder hornet' queens after returning to clear nest, Moment gunshots are fired near synagogue in Vienna. Sean says it took him a long time to realise just how lucky he had been to have been diagnosed and treated so quickly. 'I asked her what it looked like and she said it was a patch of skin which was black, misshapen, with a crusty texture and about the size of a 10p piece. We are no longer accepting comments on this article.

'However, malignant melanoma does have the capacity to spread elsewhere in the body and, if 'This is why early diagnosis is especially important. Lock has also appeared on many popular British TV panel shows including Have I Got News for You, QI and They Think It's All Over. This website offers the most common photography products, in an extensive photo & publication section. Invalid postcode. 'There were sunscreen products around but nobody really took any notice of factors. And with fame, he says candidly, came the enjoyments of a bachelor lifestyle. [4] During this time, he developed skin cancer. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group, Joe puts the house on it! [9] He and his wife have two daughters and one son. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. I felt no anxiety about this whatsoever. Doctors told Lock that had he not been to see his GP and referred to a specialist promptly, three to four months down the line the cancer would almost certainly have spread into his lymphatic system and could well have been incurable.

One in three cases of cancer in Australia are preventable, Cancer Council Australia states. 'From then on, I started being very careful. The bugging device was no longer used, but the antics of Lock's neighbours still featured heavily in the show. He has written material for Bill Bailey, Lee Evans and Mark Lamarr and was voted the 55th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007 and again in the updated 2010 list as the 19th greatest stand-up comic. Cancer UK reports that malignant melanoma is the most common cancer in those aged 15 to 34 in this country, and 11,000 people in the UK were diagnosed with it in 2007. And it was his feeling of being indestructible, he says, that protected Sean from the shock when the doctor delivered the results. « Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 08:38:36 AM » I started watching the latest series of Cats Does Countdown last night and he sounded very strained, and I found it slightly ominous that nobody addressed it or attempted to take the piss.

Lock's GP was concerned enough to make an appointment for him with a dermatologist at Guy's Hospital, London, the following day. There are some good websites that show pictures of different types of skin cancer which can be useful. In 2010, Lock took part in Channel 4's Comedy Gala, a benefit show held in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, filmed live at the O2 Arena. Lock credits Frank Skinner and Eddie Izzard as major influences on his comedy. 'I can still remember my reaction, or rather, non-reaction. It tends to spread to the lymph nodes near to the original mole and, again, treatment is principally surgical involving removing the lymph nodes. 'The dermatologist was fantastic,' he says. I felt no anxiety about this whatsoever. In spring 2006, he hosted his own entertainment show on Channel 4 called TV Heaven, Telly Hell. 'But it was only when a friend of my parents died of lymphatic cancer that the full impact of what could have happened hit me and I knew how lucky I had been. "I was in my late 20s and had been in a long-term relationship which had come to its conclusion, so I was single," Lock, 47, told the Daily Mail newspaper in the UK. He was also a celebrity guest in The Last Leg. Number of people with syphilis and gonorrhoea went UP during lockdown at one clinic in Milan, small study... Britain records FEWEST daily Covid-19 cases in a fortnight as officials announce 18,950 more positive tests... What's the truth about No10's gloomy Covid figures? In 2005 he became a regular team captain on the panel game 8 Out of 10 Cats. He is best known for his role as a team captain on Channel 4 comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats from 2005–2015, and on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown since 2012.

A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. He has also appeared in a spoof video produced by Shelter, the housing charity, to highlight the problem of rogue landlords. 'We just rubbed some kind of oil into our skin and fried.'. He began his comedy career as a stand-up comedian, won the British Comedy Award in 2000 in the category of Best Live Comic, and was nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award. 'I never saw Tina again, but if I happen to bump into her, the first thing I'll tell her is that she saved my life ...'. "I had no idea how long it had been there. You can find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out As Professor Martin Gore, medical director and skin cancer consultant for The Royal Marsden, says: 'The most important aspect of a patient's treatment is that they receive the correct surgery at the early stages of the disease. "I was told to come back a fortnight later for the results of a biopsy.

In his late-twenties he spent one night with a girl called Tina who noticed 'something weird' on his back, Dr David Fenton, consultant dermatologist at St John's Institute of Dermatology at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London, says: 'We should be just as vigilant in the winter months when we are all wrapped up as in the summer when we are wearing less and are more likely to notice changes in the skin.

Sean Lock worked on building sites with his father before he rose to prominence as a comedian, winning the British Comedy Award for Best Live Comic in 1990. Sean Lock, 57, is best known as a comedian, regularly featuring on the Channel 4 TV show 8 Out of 10 Cats. 'I was in my late 20s and had been in a long-term relationship which had come to its conclusion, so I was single. Where has his hair gone? I'm not even sure that there were factors on the bottles back then,' he says. Sean Lock has also been a team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats (2005–2015) and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (2012–present). 15 Minutes of Misery lasted for one series of six programmes in late 1998 and early 1999, and would later be expanded into the half-hour series 15 Storeys High. 'She said there was something weird on my back. There are two main types of skin cancer: non-malignant melanoma and malignant melanoma. Sean Lock today. And while the mention of skin cancer in these dark days of winter may seem incongruous  -  it is a disease associated with sunshine and hot summer days  -  this is far from true. [6] Lock has stated that he was raised Catholic but became atheist at 14.[7]. Sean Lock on cats do countdown looks proper nonce . "I can still remember my reaction, or rather, non-reaction. By Bonnie Estridge Updated: 17:10 EDT, 27 November 2010 It was in the late Eighties that Sean started to visit comedy clubs and then began venturing on stage for open mic evenings. Thread starter Fez2; Start date Jul 27, 2018; Fez2 Winger. 'The Royal Marsden Hospital is also developing non-surgical treatments for malignant melanoma. I guess then, in 1990, we didn't read much about such health issues in the way we do today and cancer was not something people really talked about. Don't have an account? From ostensibly the same tower block, Lock's character was now given a flatmate (the hapless Errol) and a job at the local swimming baths, as well as a somewhat dour and intolerant demeanour.

But the fact is, I was with a girl called Tina one night and if I hadn't been, well, I'd be dead now,' he says flatly. The one-night stand that saved my life! [8] Lock made regular appearances on various radio panel shows, script-edited for Bill Bailey's 1998 BBC2 series, Is It Bill Bailey? 'I had no idea what the relevance might be to a healthy guy like me.

A ONE-night stand saved the life of a popular comedian when his bed partner noticed something odd. If you notice any changes, such as a lump in your breast or a spot growing on your skin, see your doctor. 'He saw me immediately and said, "This needs to come out right now." Over the next seven years he worked on building sites and gave little consideration to what he was wearing, or any possible sun damage to his skin.

"The doctor asked me, 'Did anyone tell you what we thought when we first saw your back?' None of us took any notice of the fact that we were going red. In this way we hope to improve chemotherapy treatment.'. Sean on stage at last year's Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall, 'Actually, I never seemed to suffer from sunburn too much but some of the guys had very pale Irish skin and were so red they must have been in agony. In 1995, Lock played an escaped murderer in an episode of The World of Lee Evans, alongside Lee Evans and Phil Daniels.

"Some cancers can be detected at an early stage when treatment is likely to be more effective. "The dermatologist was fantastic. Biden is finally MOBBED by fans as he writes message on wall of his childhood Scranton home after visiting Beau's grave with wife Jill and two granddaughters, Trump claims he'll 'top' 306 electoral college votes he won in 2016 - but says 'there's no need for games' and won't claim victory 'until there IS a victory' in Fox & Friends call, Trump cuts guest list at his planned party inside White House from 400 to 250 saying he'll 'maybe' address the nation - as Biden prepares podium in Wilmington, Troops roll into the battlegrounds: National Guard arrive in Philadelphia and Chicago as Illinois Gov. I felt no actual pain but there was a strange feeling of something flapping on my back  -  which must have been skin  -  as they cut out the melanoma. Join the conversation, you are commenting as, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -, Revealed: SAS Australia instructor’s private messages to Roxy, Date revealed: When NSW will open to Victoria, Ali Oetjen reveals why she quit SAS Australia. Re: Is Sean Lock okay? But it worked for me and I seemed to go down well.'. But it is not just lying in the sun that may cause skin cancer – exposure to UV rays in the UK can be just as deadly. 'We believed it may be a malignant melanoma - and it is,' said the doctor. I was young and thought nothing could ever harm me, that I was invincible.'. By Bonnie Estridge Updated: 17:10 EST, 27 November 2010.