Natalie Killian took matters into her own hands when doctors dismissed her fears.
Everyone did back then,” says the 39-year-old graphic designer from Cannock, Staffordshire. “I felt better with a tan and the risks just weren’t publicised in the way they are now.”
It’s something that Natalie, who is married to Jason, 43, and mum to four-year-old Max, now regrets. She is one of more than 100,000 people in the UK who are diagnosed with skin cancer every year.
It is the most common form of cancer and rates are continuing to rise.
However, unlike most other patients she discovered the cancer herself via an app on her smartphone.