Teddi Mellencamp has been diagnosed with melanoma again. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has revealed that she is suffering from stage 2 melanoma, a skin cancer she first got rid of a few months ago.
Mellencamp shared the story of her diagnosis on social media, and also urged her fans to take care of their skin and take the advice of doctors seriously. Continue reading to know more about the development.
Teddi Mellencamp Diagnosed with Stage 2 Melanoma
The 41 year old reality star took to Instagram to post a photo of a scar on her shoulder and wrote, “Despite my anxiety, I listened to the doctors and went in for my 3-month skin check last week since my previous melanoma. They said I had another abnormal spot near my last one so they did a biopsy. I got the call this morning: Stage 2 melanoma.”
Mellencamp now has an appointment with her oncologist on Wednesday. “Now, next Wednesday I go to an oncologist to have it cut out and come up with a game plan on next steps. Of course, this is all pending some additional testing and biopsies of other spots nearby that were taken today,” she continued writing.
The star attributed her ill health to putting baby oil and iodine on her body during her teenage years and wrote, “I continue to share this journey because I was a 90s teen, putting baby oil and iodine on my skin to tan it. Never wearing sunscreen or getting my moles checked until I was 40 years old. This has been such a wakeup call for me, and I hope to all of you, to love and protect the skin you’re in.”
Mellencamp Urges Fans to take Skincare Seriously
Teddi then took to her Instagram story to share a video in which she held back her tears and said, “So I just finished my workout and got the call from the doctor that that other spot came back melanoma, and they asked me to come right in. So I’m here.”
“I’m facing my fears and making sure that I stay on top of these doctor’s appointments, and I’ll keep you guys posted. It’s so important. go get your skin checks,” she added. “Moral of this story: if a doctor says, ‘come in every 3 months’ please go in every 3 months. I so badly wanted to blow this off. ‘What could happen in 3 months?’ Apparently a lot,” Teddi concluded writing.
The Reality Star Earlier Battled Melanoma in March this year
Mellencamp earlier took to Instagram in March to reveal her diagnosis of melanoma. She was taken to the doctor by former cast mate Kyle Richards, who noticed her skin changing color.
“[The doctor] said it looks like melanoma and did a big removal. I am doing my best to stay present and positive as I head to 🎥 today. Grateful that I am busy to keep my mind from racing as I await the results. I find strength in being honest with you all and hope this helps others. Please let this be a reminder to take action on your own skin,” wrote Teddi.
We wish the reality star a speedy recovery! Stay tuned for more news and updates.