Los Angeles: Source Code star Michelle Monaghan has revealed that she was diagnosed with skin cancer and she battled the disease secretly.
The 35-year-old beauty had a mole on her leg investigated after being urged to by husband Peter White during a vacation in Australia and is grateful she sought
medical advice, reported Health magazine.
“A few years ago I had a mole on the back of my calf, and [my husband Peter White] was adamant that I get it checked. In Australia, they’re very aware of skin cancer. I finally went and it was skin cancer. I had quite the chunk taken out of my leg. I’m so grateful he noticed it. He has a keen eye–[I wonder] what other imperfections he’s noticing,” she said.
Monaghan, who has two-year-old daughter Willow with her husband of six years, is now very cancer aware and regrets the fact she used to be a smoker, though she hopes quitting the deadly habit has minimised damage she caused to herself.
“I smoked for almost 10 years. I really regret that. Thankfully, I came out on the other side. I hope my lungs are repairing themselves now,” she added.