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WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss Gets Real About Recent Skin Cancer Procedure
WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss is recovering after a procedure to treat her basal cell skin cancer.
WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss revealed she recently underwent treatment for skin cancer and shared some details about her newfound respect for prevention for people like her who enjoyed frequent tanning bed trips.
The 31-year-old Superstar shared a photo of herself with a bandage on her cheek in an Instagram Story earlier this week and used the opportunity to acknowledge the cancer scare and send a message to her younger self.
“Dear younger me," she wrote (via E! News). "You should have stayed out of tanning beds. All clear now though! Thank you @americanskininstitute for taking great care of me!"
A fan took to Twitter to re-share the image on Tuesday and wish the Superstar well in her recovery. That’s when she began to engage with the fan and shared more details about her health journey in the hopes of persuading others not to make the same lax skincare mistakes she did.
“Thank you! Don’t worry, short healing time,” she wrote on Twitter. “Always get your skin checked! Esp if you are in the sun or use tanning beds! Lol”
In response to another curious fan, she revealed the early warning signs that led her to get herself checked out. It turns out, she thought very little of some spots on her face until she noticed them getting bigger.
“There was a spot on my face yes- that had gotten worse,” she explained. “So went to get biopsy. Was basal cell carcinoma. During my procedure doc also found other squamous cells. Was a quick and easy procedure. Glad I always get my skin checked.”
According to the American Cancer Society, basal and squamous cell skin cancer typically forms on areas exposed to the sun like ars, neck and, in this case, the face. Fortunately, it’s both common and treatable, which means the Superstar is probably in the clear provided she keeps an eye on it and elsewhere on her body.
Bliss discussing her medical procedure and diagnosis came mere hours before she revealed herself as a contestant on the latest season of “The Masked Singer.” As a result, her social media has marked by an outpouring of support both for her bravery in revealing her diagnosis as well as her performance on the show.
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