Omaha
2:47 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

OPS superintendent diagnosed with skin cancer

OPS Superintendent Mark Evans has been diagnosed with skin cancer.

OPS superintendent Mark Evans.

Evans announced at Wednesday’s board meeting that he’ll soon begin treatment. He says the cancer was caught early, and he'll undergo treatments over the next month.

"And so I’m going to be red faced like I’ve been on the beach in the Caribbean, that is not where I’ve been, I’ve been here, the treatments will cause that, but the good news is we’ve caught it early and I don’t think there will be any problem other than some discomfort over the next month."

The American Cancer Society says skin cancer is the most common form of the disease. More than 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year.

Evans was named OPS superintendent last spring.