48-year-old MSNBC host, Rachel Maddow has revealed that she is recovering after undergoing a surgery for skin cancer.
The show urged viewers to remain vigilant about their health during Wednesday’s episode of The Rachel Maddow Show.
She said she underwent surgery on Friday October 1, after her longtime partner, Susan Mikula noticed the mole on her neck had changed “a couple months ago.” A dermatologist later confirmed she had skin cancer following a biopsy.
The political commentator said;
“All this to say, I would like to introduce you to my band-aid.
“I had a few days off because I had surgery at NYU Langone on Friday. They’re fantastic. They got it, they got all of it. I’m good. I have clear margins, the whole thing.
“I know I need to have everything checked, like, every five minutes from here on out because I do not want to get this again.
“Susan was right! She always is! I am going to be absolutely fine. I’m going to be totally fine.”
Maddow also urged viewers to schedule routine appointments with their doctors. She added;
“It’s only by the grace of Susan that I found mine in enough time that it was totally treatable, because I have been blowing off my appointments forever to get stuff like that checked, because I’ve assumed it will always be fine.
“You do need to get this stuff checked at the doctor. Do not blow it off.”