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Golf: Harrington reveals skin cancer surgery

Published on Feb 21, 2014 8:16 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Three-time golf Major winner Padraig Harrington on Friday revealed that he has undergone treatment for skin cancer.

The 42-year-old Irishman lost his father, Patrick, to cancer and said that he wanted to raise awareness after undergoing surgery to remove "sun spots".

"I've had a number of skin cancers removed off my face," he told Irish radio station Today FM on Friday, in comments reported by several British media outlets.

"When you get a symptom, don't ignore it. Do something about it."

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