Leanda Cave Diagnosed With Skin Cancer

  • By Paul Moore
  • Published February 21, 2013
2012 Ironman World Championship

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.

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Paul Moore

Paul Moore

Paul Moore is the Online Editor for Triathlete Europe. When not glued to a computer he can be found writing books - most recently Ultra Performance: The Psychology of Endurance Sports and The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges. Both are available on Amazon. Paul has also written Ultimate Triathlon: A complete training guide for long-distance triathletes which is also available on Amazon.