‘I’ve had it for 40 years’

David Anderson
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AS a child, David Anderson thought nothing of “having a bit of sun on my back”.

But that has caught up with the 62-year-old from Balerno, after a mole began to bleed. He said: “I couldn’t see how this could have happened. I was always careful with sunscreen.”

He then realised that the damage had been done decades before. He was given a one-in-four chance of survival, but came through the operation.

“The consultant said I could have been harbouring the cancer for 40-odd years,” he added.