His father had a huge chunk of skin from his neck after he found a small innocent spot on his body was cancerous.
Ryan Glossop, 37, from Perth, in Australia, decided to check him when a friend said that one of his friends had died from skin cancer.
The move saved his life after doctors told him there was a mole on the back of his cancer neck.
The father of the two had three operations before surgeons put a huge chunk of flesh from his neck.
His wife Fallon Glassop wrote on Facebook: "In May 2019 a large area of skin from his neck and back was needed.
“So in his 4th surgery, skin was glued by Ryan, removing skin from both feet to cover the part on his neck and his back.
“This whole experience is extremely challenging for all of us, but if there is anything good to come out of, it is now that we want to raise awareness of skin cancer.
“Melanoma represents 10 percent of all skin cancers, which is why it is so important that everyone has regular skin checks.
"Your life is too valuable to bake yourself in the sun and not to worry about your skin."
She also said that her husband had made about 40 neck and back biopsies since they were diagnosed in November.
In his latest operation, the father had a piece of skin of 8cm wide and 40 cm long, Mail Online reports.
According to the site, Mr Glossop said: "It was frightening to get on with that first, but then when they said 'if we can do this grub, we think you will be clear,' he was more dealing with a fact that I would have a significant scare. "
He also said he had not heard of skin checks until he started working in the mining industry – and so far he has been tested at his work.
Mr Glossop is raising money for the Melanoma Cancer Support Association of WA.
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