Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Champion Leanda Cave has been diagnosed with skin cancer. The 34-year-old put out a message on Facebook this morning stating:
I was just diagnosed with a skin cancer this morning. Make sure you use sun screen and wear a hat people. Take sun protection seriously
She followed that message up with another explaining more about the type of cancer she has:
The skin cancer I have is not serious or life threatening at all. It’s called a Basel Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and is 100% curable. It is a direct result of too much sun exposure. I just want to make people aware of the damage the sun can do. I would love to see all kids wearing hats and sun screen. It will save them from problems down the line.
It goes without saying that we wish Leanda a speedy recovery and hope to see her back training and racing soon.