At just 34, Rowan Barrett was diagnosed with advanced and incurable melanoma skin cancer. In September 2007 Rowan was devastated to learn that the deadly skin cancer had spread throughout his body.

Rowan agreed to share his story in the hope that his experience may warn other men against being complacent about protecting their skin from the sun.

Sadly, Rowan died in April 2008, two months after his 35th birthday.

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