Ali Fedotowsky Reveals Skin Cancer Diagnosis: ‘I'm Lucky That I Caught It Early'
By Rachel McRady
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Ali Fedotowsky wants her fans to learn from her recent health scare. The 35-year-old former Bachelorette star took to Instagram on Thursday to share the news that she has been diagnosed with skin cancer.
"GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED. A couple weeks ago I found out I have skin cancer," the mother of two captioned a series of photos of herself in a sports bra and jeans, showing off marks and scars on her stomach. "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."
She also shared a photo of her cancerous mole before and after her biopsy.
"The scar right above my belly button is from when I had cells/skin that may be cancerous removed six months ago," she explained. "Needless to say, I’m never exposing my stomach to sun without sunscreen again!"
"What IS a big deal is not treating it and treating it early," she wrote. "That is why going to a dermatologist and getting your skin checked every year is SO important (I now go every 3/6 months)."
After her diagnosis, Fedotowsky urged her family and now her followers to get their skin checked.
"I’m lucky it wasn’t melanoma. And I’m lucky that I caught it early," she noted. "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!"