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Married At First Sight Australia star Lauren Huntriss has opened up on her horrific skin cancer battle when she was just 27.
The now-33 year old took to her Instagram feed to share her story with her 109,000 followers alongside several graphic pictures of the cancer growth on her nose.
One snap showed a close-up of the TV personality's face, where a pen mark could be seen circled around a specific spot on her nose.
In a second snap, Lauren could be seen with stitches on her face right after having the cancer removed while a third showed her after she had just taken off the bandage post-operation.
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In the caption, she wrote: "Lets talk skin cancer. (WARNING [caution emoji] Don’t swipe across if you are easily grossed out…) I first noticed what looked like just another pimple on my poor face so I kept picking and picking but it just wouldn’t go away.
"A few months later I noticed it had grown a bit and started looking more like a wort. Again I would pick but this time it kept bleeding.
"Funnily enough I decided to make an appointment with a Dermatologist to talk about treatment options for my acne (I will discuss this in another post). On observation the dermatologist noticed this spot on my nose. He said it looked suspicious so took a biopsy.
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"Results came back and guess what?.. it was a skin cancer! “But I’m only 27!” I said at the time."
Lauren, who recently looked unrecognisable after dyeing her hair bright red in a fiery makeover, went on to explain that she went to several other consultations before being told that the cancer had to be "removed immediately before it became malignant".
"Although the cancer looked so tiny, it had apparently spread quite a distance beneath the surface," she said.
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The reality star opted to go for Mohs surgery, also called Mohs micrographic surgery, which she described as "an advanced surgical technique whereby the doctor removes the cancer bit by bit and viewed under a microscope while the patient wait". [sic]
Following the cancer removal operation, she had a second operation called flap repair to reconstruct her nose "after it was left with a nice big hole!"
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After removing the bandages, she explained: "I remember crying so much but then thinking far out I’m lucky I caught it when I did or I might not have a nose at all or even worse might not be here today to tell this story! I always try to look for the positives in every situation."
Lauren then urged her followed to go to a doctor if and as soon as they notice any change to their skin as she said: "Don’t risk it, don’t wait or it may be too late."
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