THE ANGEL — Khloé Kardashian announced Tuesday that she recently had a tumor removed from her face.
“I’ve seen numerous stories about the ever-evolving bandage on my face and some of you have been wondering why I’ve been wearing one for the past few weeks,” the 38-year-old reality star captioned a collage on her Instagram story Photos of herself wearing the patch.
“After noticing a small bump on my face and assuming it was something as small as a pimple, I decided to have her biopsied 7 months after noticing she wasn’t moving,” she continued shared a closeup photo of her face with the spot circled.
Kardashian then wrote that two dermatologists examined the biopsy and both saw what they considered “incredibly rare” for someone her age.
“A few days later I was told I needed immediate surgery to remove a tumor from my face,” she wrote, noting that she called a surgeon who was a family friend and someone she knew that he would take care of her “incredibly”.
Kardashian said she was “grateful to share” that her surgeon “was able to get it all.” She said the “edges of the tumor appear to be clear” and that she is now “in the process of healing.”
“So, here we are… You’ll continue to see my bandages, and if I’ll allow it, you’ll likely see a scar (and an indentation in my cheek from the tumor that’s being removed), but until then, I hope so.” You enjoy how fabulous I make these face bandages look,” she continued.
Kardashian said she shared her story as a reminder for her followers to “get checked up, and do it regularly,” before explaining how she had melanoma surgically removed from her back when she was 19, despite being someone who “everyone wearing sunscreen religiously all day […].”
The mother-of-two reiterated that she was “grateful” that this was caught early and all she has to show for it is “a scar to tell a story”.
“Most people aren’t as lucky as I am and I am forever grateful and thankful,” she wrote.