Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian have revealed they are 90 days sober after revealing his skin cancer diagnosis.
The presenter, 57, took to Instagram on Friday where he shared a photo of himself and the former gold pro, 43, receiving their Alcoholics Anonymous green chips.
In the happy photo, the couple could be seen frolicking around while each held a green chip over one eye.
Alongside it, Chris wrote: “90 days sober.” Feels great for SO many reasons. #SelfCare>Purpose/Higher Power>in service of others.’
Last month, the radio host revealed that he and his wife Natasha had recently become sober after realizing alcohol was taking the shine out of his life.
Sober! On Friday, Chris Evans, 57, posted on Instagram that he and his wife Natasha Shishmanian, 43, have been sober for 90 days after sharing their skin cancer diagnosis
Good feeling: The presenter praised the positive effects of abstaining from alcohol (pictured in April)
Family: The couple has four children together: Noah, 14, Eli, ten, and four-year-old twins Walt and Boo
Just weeks ago, Chris revealed he had been diagnosed with stage zero skin cancer eight years after being given the all-clear, but added that cancer is “as treatable as cancer can be.”
Just last week, 53-year-old Richard Hammond revealed that his pal Chris Evans is still “always busy” after the presenter revealed he had been diagnosed with skin cancer.
The former Top Gear presenter shared that the presenter is “doing well” amid his health battle after his cancer was detected “very early.”
Richard told Charlotte Hawkins and Adil Ray on Good Morning Britain: “He’s good.” He’s fine. I saw him last night with a lot of other people.
“It was found very early. ‘But he’s completely crazy, he’s always busy.’
Chris previously revealed that doctors broke the news of his diagnosis to him after his masseuse – who he described as a “heaven-sent angel” – spotted a freckle and urged him to get it checked.
On his Virgin Radio show, he told listeners that the disease had been diagnosed at an extremely early stage, adding that doctors said it was at “stage zero” and was “as treatable as cancer.” can only be.” He will undergo treatment this month.
This comes after the star, who became a household name in the ’90s and ’00s thanks to his popular shows TFI Friday and Big Breakfast, faced a skin cancer scare in 2020.
Health update: Two weeks ago, Chris revealed he had been diagnosed with stage zero skin cancer, but added that it is “as treatable as cancer can be.”
He was tested for the disease after discovering scars on his body before Christmas. He had previously given the all-clear following a prostate cancer scare in 2015.
Chris recently told listeners: “I have to briefly talk about… you know my biopsy for the skin cancer problem.” The best news I got while I was away was that it was a positive test. So I tested positive for skin cancer.
“Better news, of course, would have been that it was negative.” But the reason it’s good news is because they caught it as early as possible.
“That only happened because Dee, that heaven-sent angel who gives me that massage every Friday, saw that freckle on my shin and said, ‘Do me a favor, Chris, get it checked out.’
“I didn’t, and then the next week she said, ‘Have you been to anyone because you just have to go? It’s probably nothing other than you have to go. This doesn’t look like a normal freckle to me.”‘
He continued: “Anyway, I went and got it tested.” I ended up having surgery. While we were away the email came saying “Can you please call because we need to discuss your results and not just the all clear?” So I was kind of ready for something.
“But because they caught it so early, cancer is as treatable as it can be at stage zero.”
Chris also said, “It’s a melanoma.” There’s this term called “malignant melanoma” – you know, when you get something and find out everything about it – that’s a redundant term because if it’s a melanoma, it is it malicious.
Development: Just before the holiday weekend, 53-year-old Richard Hammond revealed that his pal Chris Evans was still “always busy” following the announcement of his skin cancer diagnosis
“But it was caught so early so you know it should be completely treatable.” [Treatment] will take place on September 14th.’
The running enthusiast jokingly added: “I won’t be able to run for a month after this, so I won’t do anything but run until then. ‘Is that OK?’
There are three types of skin cancer: melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. While melanomas only account for 1 percent of cases, they cause the vast majority of deaths.
If detected early, the cancer is relatively harmless and can be removed quickly.
Chris previously had a skin cancer scare and was tested for the disease after discovering worrying spots on his body before Christmas.
At the time he said: “I had a few spots on my body checked by a skin expert before Christmas and she said: ‘You definitely need to come see me again just because of your complexion.’
He explained that an expert had told him he had “nothing to worry” but that she had advised him to get checked once a year, adding: “I have a particularly large freckle on the back of my hand at the moment .”
In the summer of 2015, Chris was given the all-clear after undergoing tests for prostate cancer.
Melanoma: The most dangerous form of skin cancer
Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. This happens after the DNA in skin cells is damaged (typically by harmful UV rays) and is subsequently not repaired, triggering mutations that can form malignant tumors.
- Sunlight: UV and UVB rays from the sun and tanning beds are harmful to the skin
- Birthmarks: The more birthmarks you have, the greater your risk of developing melanoma
- Skin type: Lighter skin has a higher risk of developing melanoma
- Hair Color: Red heads are more at risk than others
- Personal history: If you have had melanoma once, you are more likely to get it again
- Family history: If previous relatives have been diagnosed, the risk increases
This can be done by removing the entire tumor section or by the surgeon removing the skin in layers. By removing it layer by layer, a surgeon can figure out exactly where the cancer ends so he doesn’t have to remove more skin than necessary.
The patient may opt for skin grafting if the surgery has caused discoloration or a dent.
- Immunotherapy, radiation treatment or chemotherapy:
This is required when the cancer reaches stage III or IV. This means that the cancer cells have spread to the lymph nodes or other organs in the body.
- Use sunscreen and don’t burn yourself
- Avoid tanning outside and in bed
- Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside
- Keep newborns out of the sun
- Examine your skin every month
- See your doctor every year for a skin exam
Source: Skin Cancer Foundation and American Cancer Society