Flyer put through my letterbox saved my life as Derby eye test revealed rare cancer | Derby Telegraph
“The flyer came through the door as a reminder from Specsavers,” he said. “I hadn’t had an eye test for a long time and they say you should have them every two years.
Optometrist Priyanka Patel, who examined Mr Graham at Specsavers in Intu Derby, immediately referred him to the eye clinic at the Royal Derby Hospital.
He was then sent to see Professor Ian Rennie – one of the leading eye surgeons in the country – at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.
He followed these instructions and, when he returned, the mystery mark had grown significantly and doctors diagnosed him with a slow-growing melanoma which was a very rare malignant tumour.
Mr Graham works as a printer at AS Reprographics Ltd in Spondon, where part of his work involves mixing colours, so good vision is imperative. He returned to work last Monday and also began driving again two weeks ago.
Professor Rennie, consultant opthamologist at the Royal Hallamshire, one of only three specialist eye hospitals in the country, carried out the operations to remove Mr Graham’s tumours and said it was important that tumours were diagnosed at an early stage.
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