Khloé Kardashian recently opened up about her experience with melanoma, a type of skin cancer. In an interview with Good Morning America, Kardashian said that she first noticed a small dot on her face about seven or eight months ago. She assumed it was a zit, but when it didn’t go away, she decided to have it checked out by a doctor.
“Turns out it’s not a zit. It’s melanoma. For my age, it’s incredibly rare. It’s so rare that they have to go in more to see if it’s spread. At this point, it does feel a little scary,” she said.
The doctor diagnosed Kardashian with melanoma, and she had to undergo surgery to remove the cancer. She is now cancer-free, but she is sharing her story to raise awareness about the importance of skin cancer prevention.
At Kendall Jenner’s 818 party in the “The Kardashians” Season Three premiere, Kris Jenner discussed Khloé Kardashian’s condition with Kylie Jenner, saying the tumor was “cancerous.”
“Khloé has a little bit of a history with melanoma and cancerous lesions, so this on her face is very concerning to me,” Kris Jenner told Kylie Jenner.
“I’m definitely anxious about everything and now you just have to wait. When you’re waiting on results, that’s when your mind can go to different places. You start thinking, ‘What if I do have cancer? What if the cancer spread?’ You start thinking these crazy things. I just had a baby. You just spiral into darkness,” she said.
Later on, Khloé Kardashian said the entire tumor was successfully removed and her “margins are clear.” The doctors, though, told her the cancer “could have spread at any moment.”
“I’m relieved and so happy. All I have is a scar that I will figure out later. I feel fortunate and blessed,” she said.
Khloé Kardashian gets candid about her battle with a life-threatening form of skin cancer.
"This was way more serious than I either understood or anticipated it to be… Melanoma is deadly."
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