Carl Monday goes under the knife after skin cancer diagnosis

Carl Monday learns about skin cancer, goes under knife for own operation

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - You can't beat the summer heat in Cleveland. After months of hibernation, we head outdoors to breathe the fresh air, and soak up the sun.

"Many people feel the need to be tan, to be considered attractive" says University Hospital's Dr. Jeremy Bordeaux. According to him, one in five will experience skin cancer sometime in our lives.

"It's going up in older people, and it's also going up in younger people," says Dr. Bordeaux.

In fact, you may recognize one of Dr. Bordeaux's patients, Cleveland 19 News Chief Investigator Carl Monday.

Basil Cell Carcinoma is a non-lethal, common type of skin cancer. It's a condition that starts to develop at an early age. It strikes about two million people a year. "The one we are most concerned about and we hear most about, rightly so, is Melanoma. Melanoma is the least common of the three skin cancers, but by far the most deadly," says Dr. Bordeaux.

Tonight at 11, Chief Investigator Carl Monday goes under the knife.

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