Maddow claims her partner noticed a change in a mole and took her to the hospital for skin cancer surgery.
Maddow claimed she was reluctant to accept there was anything wrong,
but she finally consulted a dermatologist on the insistence of her partner.
In the wake of receiving a skin cancer diagnosis, Rachel Maddow is speaking out to her audience about the need for early detection.
“The Rachel Maddow Show” presenter recently described being at a minor league baseball game with her girlfriend,
Susan Mikula, who observed a mole on Maddow’s neck had “changed” during an MSNBC broadcast of the show.
Maddow said he was baffled by what she was saying.
After all, Mikula hadn’t spotted the mole until now because it was on Maddow’s left side, and it is Maddow who drives the car, right? A “mosquito bite or sunburn or whatever,” according to Maddow, could have caused the change in look.
In contrast, Mikula was unwavering in his belief that the couple had been together for 22 years. Maddow asserted, “That mole’s behavior has shifted.” Mikula then advised that Maddow speak with her long-time hairstylist, Diane.
When I asked (Diane) if she was going to say anything, she answered immediately, ‘Yes.’ ‘Something’s changed with that mole.'”
Maddow went to the dermatologist and had a biopsy, which revealed that she had skin cancer. She underwent surgery in New York City and claims that “they got everything.”
Maddow missed a few days of work because of an illness, and she will now need to see a doctor on a more frequent basis.
“As usual, Susan was spot on. “I’m going to be alright,” she assured him.
Maddow continued by emphasizing to her audience the significance of having moles examined. Despite the fact that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world, 99 percent of cases are curable if detected early, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
“Make an appointment with your doctor right now,” she advised. Once you’ve been cleared by your doctor, schedule a follow-up appointment on your phone’s calendar for a year from now. Then, when the time comes, make the appointment.”
Because I’ve been putting off my visits to get things like that examined because I’ve assumed they’ll always be fine, I just discovered my thanks to Susan’s help.
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