Malignant Melanoma Cancer Leave Man With Magnetic Nose

Richard Curry, 71, had his real nose removed to stop the spread of malignant melanoma in his septum – the thin strip between the nostrils.

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A pensioner has been fitted with a magnetic nose after undergoing cancer surgery.

Richard Curry, 71, had his real nose removed to stop the spread of malignant melanoma in his septum – the thin strip between the nostrils.

He now has magnetic implants in his cheekbones and nasal cavity to hold a prosthetic nose in place.

Speaking to NHS chiefs at the Royal Blackburn Hospital – where he underwent the surgery – he said: ‘Losing my nose was something of a shock, but I didn’t have much choice because this kind of cancer is one of the most dangerous you can get.

‘I was just grateful it was caught in time and removed, and when they mentioned they could attach a new one with magnets, I just thought it was amazing.’

Mr Curry’s nose was removed in 2013 after he found traces of blood in a tissue. The implants were inserted over the course of the following year, a period in which he wore ‘stick-on jobs’.

He added: ‘In the early days I wasn’t quite sure how much adhesive to put on, and my stick-on nose would sometimes fall off in hot weather, for example.

‘And there was an incident in Asda which gave the girl on the till a bit of a shock.

‘The implants were all-ready last September, after four months to bed in, and I was so pleased with the results that I wrote to the chief executive.

‘It’s comfortable and it looks good, and I’ve even still got my sense of smell.

‘I just need to go in to get it touched up for colour every now and then, like before going on holiday so it matches my skin.’

Mr Curry, who lives in Loveclough, Lancashire with partner James Rogerson, wears the prosthetic note all day, but removes it before going to bed at night.

Last month, a check-up found that the cancer had not returned, and Mr Curry praised his consultants when he met an NHS board last week.

He said: ‘I have great regard for the staff at Blackburn and the prosthetics team at Burnley General Hospital. They are all my heroes.’

Paddy Morar, an ear, nose, and throat specialist who treated Mr Curry, said: ‘Cancers of the nose are not common at all, you probably only get one every three years or so, so this was a very unusual procedure.

‘Magnets are used quite commonly with prosthetic ears, but this was the first time we had used them to attach a nose.

‘Richard couldn’t have radiotherapy so it had to be surgery, and we were extremely impressed by his attitude throughout, he’s very strong character and a model patient.

‘It just shows there is life after this kind of radical surgery,' Metro News reported.

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