Written by Kara Morris, HealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Celebrity Khloe Kardashian announced Tuesday that she has survived a second bout of… skin cancerthis time on her face.
Kardashian said her “extremely rare” tumor was removed by Beverly Hills surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher after the reality TV star noticed a bump that wouldn’t go away.
“I decided to have a biopsy 7 months after realizing she hadn’t budge,” Kardashian, 38, wrote in an Instagram post.
Kardashian initially thought the bump was a pimple, but was later seen by several doctors who told her the lump was “too rare for someone to [her] age.”
She was told to undergo surgery immediately after the biopsy results were returned.
“All my margins are visible and we are now in the healing process,” Kardashian wrote over a picture of her bandaged face. “You’ll still see my bandages and when I’m allowed to, you’ll probably see a scar (and an indentation on my cheek from the tumor being removed).”
Kardashian has been wearing a bandage over her face for a few weeks.
She also revealed in her post that this is the second time she has had skin cancer.
“At 19, I had melanoma on my back, and had surgery to remove it as well,” Kardashian said. “I am a person who wears sunscreen every day, religiously so no one is exempt from this stuff. Please take this seriously and do regular self-examinations in addition to the yearly checkups.”
Kardashian also shared recent videos and photos of her wearing the bandage in public, thanking her dermatologists, surgeon and also her makeup artist for “handling” the bandages of the face.
Kardashian said she was “lucky and all I have is a scar to tell a story with. I hope you enjoy how amazing these facial pads are.”
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on skin cancer.