Australian swimmer Susie Maroney diagnosed with cancer

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Record holder and swimming legend, Susie Maroney has confirmed she has been diagnosed with cancer following the discovery of a malignant melanoma on her back.

The mother of three told spoke to New Idea about the diagnosis and how her previous career contributed to the illness, “[I] spent all those hours in the water all day, training and marathon swimming…but I didn’t put on any sunscreen.”

Maroney is married to quadriplegic former rugby player Perry Cross and has three children, Paris, 7, Capri, 5, and River, 3, from previous relationships.

“They’re so young and they need me,” Maroney told the publication of her children.

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