Chris Wallace Reveals Private Fight With Cancer

Chris Wallace Reveals Private Fight With Cancer

( – Veteran Fox News anchor Chris Wallace has revealed he was recently diagnosed with, and treated for, skin cancer. Now he’s urging people to take some simple steps to protect themselves.

On November 25, Wallace told podcast host Dax Shepherd that, despite thinking he’d taken the risk of skin cancer seriously, he developed a tumor on his nose. The cancer has now been treated surgically and Wallace has fully recovered, but the experience has taught him to be a lot more careful.

  • Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US and globally. One in five Americans will suffer from it by age 70. More Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined.
  • The most common form of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma. Over 3.5 million cases are diagnosed in the US every year.
  • Around 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by UV light from the sun.
  • If you’ve suffered from sunburn five or more times in your life your risk of melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer – doubles.
  • Early detection is key. If melanoma is treated early the survival rate is 99%.
  • Prevention is even better. If you regularly use sunscreen with SPF 15 or better, the risk of skin cancer is almost halved.

Chris Wallace had a lucky escape – his cancer was diagnosed early enough to be treated. Now he says “Please lather yourself with SPF, and wear a hat and take it seriously.” It’s hard to argue with that advice.

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