WWE star Alexa Bliss reveals skin cancer battle as she calls on fans to get checked if using tanning beds
ALEXA BLISS is urging people to get their skin checked after her recent cancer diagnosis.
The WWE star revealed the condition earlier this week after having a biopsy done on a facial spot that turned out to be a basal cell carcinoma after it had “gotten worse”.
She confirmed that she has had the cancer treated on Twitter while also telling people to “always get your skin checked”.
The 31-year-old wrote: “There was a spot on my face yes – that had gotten worse.
“So went to get a biopsy. Was basal cell carcinoma.
“During my procedure doc also found other squamous cells.
“Was a quick and easy procedure. Glad I always get my skin checked.”
According to the Skin Care Foundation, 3.6million cases of basal cell carcinoma are diagnosed every year, but it is curable if detected and treated early.
Bliss also revealed that doctors discovered other squamous cells during their tests, which are often a consequence of too much UV light, according to Mayo Clinic.
She added on social media: “Dear younger me, you should have stayed out of tanning beds.
“All clear now though! Thank you American Skin Institute for taking care of me!”
While she received sympathy from her fans, Bliss was quick to reassure them that she will make her return soon.
She wrote: “Don’t worry, short healing time.
“Always get your skin checked! Esp if you are in the sun or use tanning beds! Lol”