Anonymous Skin Tip Saves Olympic Swimmer

Australian Olympic swimmer, Mackenzie "Mack" Horton, has thanked an anonymous fan for pointing out a spacious mole on his upper torso. 

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Credit: Getty

Sources say someone emailed the swim team doctor during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games explaining the 20-year-old swimmer should get the mole checked out. And, he did just that. It turned out the spot was cancerous and Horton had it removed immediately.

In a recent Instagram post, Horton wrote: "Shout out to the person that emailed the swim team doctor and told me to get my mole checked out. Good call. Very good call."

 Credit: Mack Horton's Instagram Account

Credit: Mack Horton's Instagram Account

Don't forget to get your skin checked annually by a dermatologist. You can also give yourself your own skin exams at home. Learn how here.

Remember, skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, but if caught early can be highly treatable. So, early detection is imperative.