You may have noticed that Nine News Sydney’s Peter Overton has been missing from his anchor role.

After the network (and Peter) received countless messages about his absence, the television journalist confirmed that he had undergone surgery to remove a melanoma.

He tweeted a photo of himself post-surgery, writing: “I have fair skin & am vigilant re my skin checks every few months. My wonderful dermatologist spotted something unusual on my right temple-Melanoma.”

He added, “Surgery yesterday to remove it. I am a lucky fella. For those thinking about getting their skin checked. Do it. Now.”

Melanoma is the third-most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, with more than 16,000 victims in 2020.

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