Earlier this week, Khloé Kardashian published a blog post titled “My Skin Cancer Scare.” The typically lighthearted Kardashian sister opened up and shared her story in hopes that it would encourage readers to undergo regular screenings and know what to look for when checking skin for irregularities.
“I have moles everywhere, and a couple years ago, I noticed one growing under my breast,” she wrote. “I immediately looked it up online and found out that if a mole is growing and changing shape, you should go to the doctor—so I did.” Doctors biopsied her mole and “thankfully; it was benign,” she says. Khloé remained vigilant and made sure to have regular screenings—and it’s a good thing she did, because in one instance, cancer was detected.
“There was one mole I had on my back that was skin cancer. I had 8 inches of skin removed. It was definitely painful because it was a lot of skin, but most of the time, the removals haven’t been that bad,” she said of the frightening experience. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and Khloé hopes her story helps others. She writes, “I haven’t had a problem in years, but wanted to share my experience with you so that if you notice something doesn’t look right, you will take action and take care of your health!”
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