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Harrington treated for skin cancer

Three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington revealed yesterday 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 said yesterday.

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

Harrington pulled out of the 2005 Open at St Andrews after his father died from oesophageal cancer. He subsequently became patron of the Oesophageal Cancer Fund Ireland.

"Dealing with cancer is not what it was 10 years ago," he added. "You can get treated and go on to live a much longer life." - AFP.