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Khloe Kardashian reveals she's 'completely cancer-free' after melanoma tumor removal

By Melanie Uson Published Sep 21, 2023 3:06 pm

After almost a year since sharing her melanoma diagnosis, Khloe Kardashian is now cancer-free getting her tumor removed.

The Kardashians star shared the good news on her official Instagram page on Tuesday, Sept. 19. She posted a series of stories, sharing glimpses into what happened before and after undergoing her surgery to remove the melanoma tumor.

In case you didn’t know, the 39-year-old reality TV star underwent an operation in October 2022 to remove the melanoma tumor from her face. Since the spot left an indentation on her face, she had an operation again. 

“For those who do not know, I had a skin cancer scare on my face. My angel [Garth Fisher] is who I trusted with removing the tumor. Dr. Fisher is out of this world Fabulous!” Khloe wrote. She shared photos of her face, from what she thought a merely a pimple “for almost a year,” to her before and after post-surgery.  

She went on to share that Fisher had done the procedure again, this time to focus on her scar, making it as “flat as possible so there was no stretching of the scar, incision area,” and preventing possible keloid.  

“Not only did he remove the tumor and made sure that I am completely cancer free but he did such a f---king stellar job on making my scar as small and beautiful as possible. Thank you so much, Garth! You know I adore you,” she continued.

Khloe revealed that she waited for nine months to get the indentation filled. Still and all, the wait proved to be all worth it.

“Patience is everything and of course we have to make sure medically everything is still safe,” she added. 

The American socialite went on to remind her followers to regularly check themselves for skin cancer, saying that “no one is exempt.” 

In a separate post, she recalled the time she didn't think it was skin cancer, stressing the importance of “paying attention to any changes on our body.” 

"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," she wrote. 

"Paying attention to our skin and any changes in our skin and our body, no matter how small, is so important." 

“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,” she concluded. “Sending you love and great health." 

How to recognize skin cancer? 

Fortunately, you don’t have to undergo any tests or biopsy to recognize whether you have symptoms of skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, you can simply look in a mirror and examine your skin. It is important to familiarize yourself with your moles, blemishes, freckles, and other marks and check on them from time to time to spot any changes.  

Usually, skin cancer starts on the part of the skin that is mostly exposed to the sun but note that it can happen on any part of the body. Some of the symptoms you should look out for are: 

  • New, expanding, changing growth, spot, or bump 
  • Sore that bleeds and/or hasn't healed 
  • Roughly or scaly red patch 
  • Wart-like growth 
  • Mole that's new or changing in size, shape, or color 
  • Mole with an odd shape, irregular borders, or areas of different color 

For best guidance, consult with dermatologists who specialize in this disease.