A ‘remarkable’ physician has tragically died from the same type of cancer she devoted her profession to researching.
Dr Sharon Hutchison, 39, handed away final week on the Highland Hospice a 12 months after she was identified with pores and skin cancer.
The melanoma knowledgeable, who lived in Inverness, joined the University of the Highlands and Islands analysis crew in the summertime of 2018.
She had beforehand labored for about six years within the radiopharmacy division at Raigmore Hospital – the place she was concerned in producing therapies for 1000’s of cancer sufferers – and had been concerned within the improvement of melanoma drug therapies at Glasgow University.
Her colleague Dr Antonia Pritchard stated she was a ‘great friend, meticulous researcher and I miss her immensely’.
She added: ‘She was very stoic. She faced it with immense strength. She was remarkable.’
The medical skilled had gotten herself checked out after discovering a mole on her neck.
After being identified, she ‘did all the right things’ and had two differing kinds of remedy, based on her colleagues on the Inverness Campus.
However, her melanoma was a very aggressive sort and the cancer unfold.
Despite being sick, she labored up till the start of December and spent her final days on the Highland Hospice surrounded by household.
Dr Pritchard stated: ‘She had main surgical procedure and was again at work after one week.
‘She had a tremendous work ethic when it came to her research.’
She added Dr Hutchison was ‘passionate about people getting themselves tested’, including: ‘Hopefully, that will be one of the outcomes from this.’
The crew are decided to hold on their colleague’s legacy and have vowed to boost consciousness of melanoma so individuals know the best way to spot the warning indicators.
Mourners had been invited to provide donations to the hospice at her funeral at Falkirk Crematorium yesterday.