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Former Bachelorette Star Reveals She Has Skin Cancer

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno

Former Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky-Manno revealed in an Instagram post, that she has been diagnosed with skin cancer – specifically basal cell carcinoma, a common form of the condition.

“GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED. A couple weeks ago I found out I have skin cancer. When my dermatologist used the c-word, I just about fainted in his office,” Fedotowsky-Manno began her post, which was accompanied alongside a series of photos of herself showcasing the cancerous mole on her stomach.

“Thankfully,” Ali Fedotowsky-Manno said, “the type of skin cancer I have is rarely fatal and really never fatal when you catch it early. It’s called Basal cell carcinoma. Swipe to the third pic to see what my mole looked like before I got the biopsy done (so you know what to look for). It’s on the left side of my body. The scar right above my belly button is from when I had cells/skin that may be cancerous removed six months ago.”

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno’s diagnosis comes after she documented on her Instagram Story that she was going to get her skin checked. Ever since receiving the unfortunate results, she said she will be wearing sunscreen every time her stomach is exposed to sunshine.

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GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED. A couple weeks ago I found out I have skin cancer. When my dermatologist used the c-word, I just about fainted in his office. Thankfully, the type of skin cancer I have is rarely fatal and really never fatal when you catch it early. It’s called Basal cell carcinoma. Swipe to the third pic to see what my mole looked like before I got the biopsy done (so you know what to look for). It’s on the left side of my body. The scar right above my belly button is from when I had cells/skin that may be cancerous removed six months ago. Needless to say, i’m never exposing my stomach to sun without sunscreen again! . . Basal cell carcinoma is super common. The most common skin cancer. You probably know someone who has it. So it’s no big deal. But what IS a big deal is not treating it and treating it early. That is why going to a dermatologist and getting your skin checked every year is SO important (I now go every 3/6 months). The VERY first thing I did when I got diagnosed was text my family on a group text urging them all to get their skin checked. So I’m doing the same for all of you, my extended family, right here and right now. I’m lucky it wasn’t melanoma. And I’m lucky that I caught it early. Moving forward I plan on making it a priority of mine to use the best natural products on my skin and be rigorous about applying sunscreen and reminding all of you to do the same! I love you guys! Take care of yourselves! #skincancer #skincancerawareness #skincancerprevention #basalcellcarcinoma #basalcell #skincheck

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“Needless to say, i’m never exposing my stomach to sun without sunscreen again!” Fedotowsky-Manno said.

The reality star then talked about the importance to get their skin checked by a dermatologist.

“I’m lucky it wasn’t melanoma. And I’m lucky that I caught it early. Moving forward I plan on making it a priority of mine to use the best natural products on my skin and be rigorous about applying sunscreen and reminding all of you to do the same! I love you guys! Take care of yourselves! #skincancer #skincancerawareness #skincancerprevention #basalcellcarcinoma #basalcell #skincheck.”

Fedotowsky-Manno also revealed that she will undergo a minor surgery to remove the mole at the end of the month in a follow-up comment.

“I’ll keep you guys posted. I have a minor surgery to have it removed on January 30th,” she wrote.