Spending the summer months basking in the sun is totally fun, but it can also be really dangerous for your skin! Khloe Kardashian wants to make sure that all of her fans are being safe in the sun – and getting any irregular moles checked out – because she knows firsthand what can happen. The star wrote a new essay called "My Skin Cancer Scare" on her site KhloeWithAK, where she gets very honest and personal about her own battle with skin cancer years ago.
"I’m writing this post with the hope that my story can get some of you in to see your doctor if you notice something wrong with your skin," she wrote.
"A couple years ago, I noticed [something] growing under my breast. 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," she shared. "They took the whole thing out and they biopsied it. Thankfully, it was benign. I've gone through this process a couple of times and I am so grateful that most moles have not been cancerous. I’ve gone through this process a couple of times and I am so grateful that most moles have not been cancerous. However, there was one mole I had on my back that was skin cancer."
"I had 8 inches of skin removed," the star shared about what she went through. "It was definitely painful because it was a lot of skin, but most of the time, the removals haven’t been that bad."
Khloe wants everyone to be assured that she's fine now – but it's because she acted quickly when it came to medical help.
"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!" she noted. "Check yourself frequently!"
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