Celebrity Khloe Kardashian revealed on Tuesday that she had battled skin cancer twice, the second time on her face.
Kardashian said that Beverly Hills surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher removed her “extremely uncommon” tumour after the reality TV star discovered a bulge that wouldn’t go away.
After finding it was not moving after seven months, Kardashian, 38, made the decision to have a biopsy.
After seeing several physicians, Kardashian learned that the lump she had initially mistaken for a pimple was actually a tumour, which was “extremely rare for someone [her] age.”
She was instructed to have surgery as soon as the biopsy results were known.
Kardashian tweeted, “All my margins appear clear and now we are onto the healing phase,” over an image of her face covered in bandages. My bandages will still be visible, and after I’m cleared, you’ll probably be able to see a scar as well (as well as an indentation in my face where the tumour once was).
For a few weeks, Kardashian had been covering her face with a bandage.
She also disclosed in her post that this was her second case of skin cancer.
At the age of 19, Kardashian revealed that she had melanoma on her back, which was also removed during surgery. “No one is exempt from these things—even me, who diligently wears sunscreen every day. Please take this seriously and perform regular self-examinations in addition to your yearly physicals.”
Kardashian thanked her dermatologists, surgeon, and makeup artist for “dealing with” the facial bandages in recent videos and pictures of her wearing the bandage in public.
According to Kardashian, “all I have is a scar to tell a tale with, which makes me lucky. I hope you like how gorgeous these face bandages I’m creating them appear.
For additional information about skin cancer, see the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.