The 58-year-old media personality took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a picture of the extensive scarring she’s been left with.
“I have ummed and aahed about posting this but after having the stitches out from another major surgery to remove 2 skin cancers, and being extreme grateful they’ve got it all, I feel it’s only right to remind you to get your SKIN CHECKED! Please 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼”
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Deb explained that her dermatologist was the first to flag the patch of skin around her nose as suspicious, although to the naked eye everything looked A-Okay.
“Early detection is everything!! Don’t delay,” she continued. “Don’t stuff around with your health!”
This is the second time Deb’s been under the knife in a decade. In June 2011, she was diagnosed with an infiltrating basal cell carcinoma on her upper lip.
“My skin will heal and in the coming months you’ll hardly see the scar. I’ve been here before 9 years ago,” she said. “Skin heals beautifully but only if you give it the chance before it’s too late.”
Many weighed in with get well wishes and words of support.
Thank god you had a check up. sending you all my love,” former Real Housewives of Melbourne star Chyka Keebaugh commented. “Get better soon bella,” singer Tina Arena added.
As an ambassador for the Skin Cancer Foundation, Deb has long been vocal about warning Aussies to look for the signs.
“You just know when something doesn't feel right when you have awareness of skin, the spots and marks. If something's not right, an alarm goes off,” she told Mamamia back in 2016.
As two in three of us will develop skin cancer by the age of 70, we can only hope her words cut through.
Sending all the positive vibes your way, Deb!