Khloe Kardashian, the famous TV actress, has updated her fans on her skin cancer battle after having melanoma removed from her cheek in October 2022.
The co-founder of Good American revealed on Instagram that she had been “patiently” waiting for over a year to take action regarding the scar left by her operation as she pondered on her health concern almost a year later.
For those who do not know, I had a skin cancer scare on my face, she wrote on her Instagram Story on Tuesday night. The 39-year-old was left with an indention on the left side of her face after the procedure, which she explained on her family’s reality TV series, The Kardashians.
The US celebrity called her surgeon, Dr. Garth Fisher, an “angel” in a subsequent update for ensuring that she is now “completely cancer free” and thanked him for leaving her with only a minor scar following her treatment.
She added: “Not only did he remove the tumor and make sure that I am completely cancer free but he did such a f—ing stellar job on making my scar as small and beautiful as possible.”
“Thank you so much, Garth! You know I adore you.”
She also posted a picture of her bandaged cheek with stitches, writing: “I know this looks crazy and pretty massive, which it was, but for all good reason @garthmd made sure to protect the stitches and make sure everything was flat as possible so there was no stretching of the scar, incision area, and we tried to avoid keloids as much as possible…He’s just the best.”
Khloe advised her followers to regularly check themselves for skin cancer in the final paragraph of her health update, writing: “I never imagined that this tiny spec would turn into skin cancer and I can’t fathom what could have possibly happened had I not gone to the doctor to get it looked at.
“Don’t ever feel embarrassed or like you’re making a big deal about nothing, or that you’re being paranoid.
“There is no such thing as being too careful. With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is America’s most common cancer.”