Teddi Mellencamp has been diagnosed with stage 2 Melanoma just months after having her first skin cancer scare.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum announced the news in a post on her Instagram page.
“Melanoma awareness update. 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. Now, next Wednesday, I go to an oncologist to have it cut out and come up with a game plan on [the] next steps. Of course, this is all pending some additional testing and biopsies of other spots nearby that were taken today,” Teddi explained.
She then urged her followers to get their skin checked and wear sunscreen.
“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?” I thought. Apparently, a lot. 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 wake-up call for me, and I hope all of you love and protect the skin you’re in,” she continued.
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Back in March, Teddi fired shared several photos of a scary-looking mole that she recently had removed after it changed color. She explained that her BFF Kyle Richards noticed the mole had changed shape and urged her to get it checked out.
Team AllAboutTRH wishes Teddi a speedy recovery and good health moving forward.
Part 2 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 12 reunion airs Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.