Benaud being treated for skin cancer

"I'm coping with it very well"

“I’m coping with it very well”

Image courtesy of: Sydney Morning Herald

Legendary Australia captain and commentator Richie Benaud has revealed that he is being treated for skin cancer and is currently undergoing radiation therapy.

The 84-year-old noted that the affected areas include his forehead and the top of his head.

“I’m coping with it very well – the doctors are pleased,” Benaud told Nine Network at the Sydney Cricket Ground. “I’m going along slowly. The cancers need to be treated.”

Benaud also urged the public to protect themselves when out and about in the sun.

“I recommend to everyone they wear protection on their heads,” he said. “Eighty-four-year olds don’t seem to mend as well as they used to.

“When I was a kid, we never ever wore a cap. I wish I had. You live and learn as you go along.”

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