Olympic gold medallist Cate Campbell has opened up about the terrifying day she found out she had melanoma, a life-changing moment that’s sparked her efforts in awareness and research.
She’s joined the chorus calling on social media influencers to take more social responsibility to drive down skin cancers and stop promoting a harmful “Kardashian effect”.
Speaking at the National Press Club alongside the Melanoma Institute’s co-medical directors on Wednesday, the champion swimmer recalled the moment in 2018 her dermatologist found a mole she had almost failed to flag.
Campbell never would have had it checked if not for noticing a new scar on a friend’s arm while having brunch just a few days earlier.
She said he had told her: “If I left it even for a few months, I could have lost an arm”.