By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Celebrity Khloe Kardashian announced Tuesday that she’s gone from a second skin Survived cancer, this time on her face.
Kardashian says Beverly Hills surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher after the reality star noticed a lump that wouldn’t go away Her “extremely rare” tumor was removed.
“I decided to biopsy it 7 months after realizing it hadn’t changed,” Kardashian, 38, wrote in an Instagram post.
Kardashian initially thought the lump was a pimple, but was seen by multiple doctors who told her the tumor was “for someone [her] age. Very rare.”
She was told to have surgery as soon as the biopsy results came back.
“All my edges are clear and now we are in the healing process,” Kardashian wrote on a photo of her bandaged face. “You’ll continue to see my bandages, and when I’m allowed, you’ll probably see a scar (and a dent in my cheek where the tumor was removed).”
Kardashian has had a bandage on her face for weeks.
In her post, she also revealed that this is her second skin cancer.
“I had melanoma on my back when I was 19, and I had surgery to remove it,” Kardashian said. “I’m someone who wears sunscreen every day, religiously, so no one is immune to these things. Please take this seriously and do regular self-checks as well as annual checks.”
Kardashian also shared a recent video and photo of her wearing a bandage in public, thanking her dermatologist, surgeon and makeup artist for “handling” the face bandage.
Kardashian says she’s “lucky enough that I only have one scar I can use to tell a story. I hope you enjoy how I make these facial bandages.”
US Centers for Disease Control and The Prevention Center has more information on skin cancer.