You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeA man has spoken out about the moment he was told his odd looking mole had turned into incurable skin cancer describing it as “like a death sentence”.Luke Thomas, 35, didn think there was much to worry about when the skin mark on his back started turning black and booked in to see a doctor in 2014.He was told then it was melanoma skin cancer but, luckily, the disease was isolated and could be surgically removed, reports Wales Online.Fast forward to 2019 and Luke was in a happy relationship and working as an architect in London when he discovered another unusual mole on his arm.He went to see medics again, who confirmed this too was cancerous and would have to be cut out.used an axe to the break ice for a freezing swim and it was exhilarating But Luke still didn feel well, with bursts of weakness and nausea and small swellings starting to appear on his arm.So he went back to the hospital for another check up when he was given the devastating news that he had incurable cancer.A biopsy confirmed that Luke had Stage 4 metastatic melanoma which had spread across his skin and lymph nodes.He said: “As soon as I walked into the consultant room for results, I saw the nurse holding a pack of leaflets and my gut sunk, I knew.”It felt like a death sentence. I was in complete shock, the outlook wasn good, it was a bad diagnosis.”I was really ignorant about skin cancer, I thought well it’s just skin, it can just be cut out. I didn’t think it was anything major.”Luke, now living in Kidwelly, Wales, has tried to remain hopeful about the future despite his diagnosis due to how quickly life prolonging treatments were evolving.He started immunotherapy at the beginning of 2020, a type of cancer treatment that helps the immune system recognise and attack cancer cells.(Image: Luke Thomas/ Wales Online)But Luke health still deteriorated, losing weight and causing so much pain that he couldn’t lift his arms to go into a PET scan.He then started on targeted treatment which he continues to have now.Luke said: “After a couple of days I could literally see tumours reducing but I have had side effects.
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