Ali Fedotowsky-Manno has skin cancer.
"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," she captioned a series of photos of herself showing the cancerous mole on her stomach. "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."
As fans know, Ali's diagnosis comes shorty after she documented her dermatologist visit on Instagram Story. After receiving her results, Ali has vowed to always wear sunscreen, especially on her stomach. "Needless to say, i’m never exposing my stomach to sun without sunscreen again!" she wrote.
The Bachelorette alum went on to explain her specific form of cancer and insisted that her followers go get checked out. "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," 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). 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."
Ali concluded, "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!"
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