MSNBC host Rachel Maddow began her show on Wednesday by revealing that she had undergone skin cancer surgery.Maddow began her response to the “personal matter” by recalling how she went to a minor league baseball game “a couple of months ago” and how her partner Susan “poked me in the neck” and noticed how her mole “had changed.”Susan, after quickly dismissing Susan’s concern, told Maddow, “No, the mole has shifted. That mole has changed in the 22 years we’ve been together.
I’m aware of it “and challenged her to ask her hairstylist if she noticed the difference, which she did.MELANOMA: HOW TO PREVENT DEADLY SKIN CANCER, SAY HEALTH OFFICIALS”To cut a long storey short, Susan was correct, and Diane was correct. I went to the dermatologist, who performed a biopsy, and it was discovered that I had skin cancer “Maddow stated.
“The vast majority of cancers diagnosed in the United States are skin cancers, and the vast majority of skin cancers are treatable and removable. But here’s what I’m about to tell you. Even the deadliest types of skin cancer, you know, the ones that like to spread to other parts of your body, the ones that really try to kill you, even the skin cancers that are the deadliest skin cancers in the country, those two are way more treatable than they used to be if you catch them early. Even the most dangerous types of skin cancer. It is now quite treatable if caught early enough.
The last few years have seen tremendous progress. As I previously stated, there are numerous types of skin cancer. Even the most severe cases are far more treatable than they used to be. And, if caught early enough, almost all of them are completely treatable.”Maddow “introduced” viewers to her Band-Aid after the surgery she said she had on Friday, explaining why she has been absent since then.”I’m going to be perfectly fine.
I’m going to be fine, but that’s why I’ve got a Band-Aid “Maddow stated. The MSNBC host said she “felt fine” after the surgery but did not appear on-air later that evening to “weird” viewers who were put off by the sight of her bandage, but she “asked” to return to her show on Wednesday.”I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you something: you should get checked,” Maddow pleaded to her viewers.
“If you have moles like mine, just make an appointment with your doctor. Schedule a check-up with your doctor now, and then when your doctor says you’re fine but that you should do this every year, put it on your phone’s calendar for a year from now, and then come back and do that follow-up appointment. You understand what I mean, don’t you? You know there’s all this stuff you should check on a regular basis, and you do it once and never again because they say you’re fine, and that’s this guy right here.
It was only by Susan’s grace that I discovered mine in time for it to be completely treatable. Because I’ve been putting off getting stuff like that checked for a long time because I assumed it would always be fine. In this case, Susan double-checked it for me. And thank God for that. I understand that not everyone has a Susan.” “And you should have all of this checked out by a doctor. Do not dismiss it. To be honest, it is the simplest doctor’s appointment of all the things you go to the doctor for… Again, many Americans develop skin cancer.
The most lethal skin cancers would love to kill you if you don’t catch them and let them run wild. But if you catch even the worst types of skin cancer early, which is the easiest thing in the world in terms of doctor visits, you can murder it instead of it murdering you “Maddow continued.
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