Hank Haney, a former coach of Tiger Woods, has revealed on Twitter that he has undergone treatment for skin cancer.
Illinois-born Haney, who worked with former world No.1 Woods between 2004 and 2010, told his 125,000 followers on the social media site that he ‘had a little spot’ above the elbow on his right arm turned out to skin cancer.
He was quick to reassure his followers that he was doing okay.
Haney also revealed that he is set to undergo some more treatment this week.
Mohs surgery, also known as chemosurgery, was developed in 1938 by an American surgeon Frederic E. Mohs and is a microscopically-controlled procedure that is used to treat many common forms of skin cancer. It has a high success rate with basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer, curing between 97 and 99.8% of all cases.
By the very nature of their work and spending so much time in the outdoors, golfers are at a high risk of developing skin cancer.
In February 2014, three-time major winner Padraig Harrington revealed that he had undergone treatment for skin cancer. Adam Scott, Rory Sabbatini and Brian Davis are other high-profile players to have been treated for the condition in recent years.
Over 13,000 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the UK each year and, whilst the survival rate is very high, the success of your treatment relies on early diagnoses. In other words, if you spot something an unusual blemish on your body, don't delay: get it checked.
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