Teddi Mellencamp is going through everybody’s worst nightmare. On Thursday, the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star opened up about possibly having melanoma as she awaits test results.
In a post on Instagram, Teddi shared several photos of a scary-looking mole that she recently had removed after it changed color. She explained that her good friend and former costar Kyle Richards spotted the changes and took her to the doctors right away to get the mole checked.
While Teddi doesn’t yet know if the mole is cancerous, she urged everyone to get their yearly skin checks.
“On my way to work, which is why I am all glammed up. However, this is a reminder to please go get your yearly skin checks. I had been avoiding mine bc of my own anxiety for a very long time. But when @kylerichards18 saw my back, and it had changed colors again, she immediately took me to the doc who within minutes said it looks like melanoma and did a big removal,” Teddi explained.
She continued, “I am doing my best to stay present and positive as I head to [filming] today. [I am] 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 skin. Give me a [heart] if you have recently gotten a check or are booking one today. *if you don’t want to see it, don’t swipe.”
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