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Rachel Maddow Reveals She Underwent Surgery for Skin Cancer

Rachel Maddow Reveals She Underwent Surgery for Skin Cancer

Rachel Maddow is on the mend after being treated for skin cancer.

On Wednesday night (October 6), the 48-year-old political commentator opened up about her recent health scare on her The Rachel Maddow Show.

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Rachel revealed that she underwent surgery back on Friday (October 1) after longtime love Susan Mikula noticed a mole on her neck had changed “a couple months ago.”

After undergoing a biopsy, a dermatologist confirmed she had skin cancer.

“All this to say, I would like to introduce you to my band-aid,” Rachel said. “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,” Rachel continued. “Susan was right! She always is! I am going to be absolutely fine. I’m going to be totally fine.”

Rachel then encouraged viewers to schedule routine check-ups with their doctors.

“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,” Rachel explained. “You do need to get this stuff checked at the doctor. Do not blow it off.”

Rachel Maddow‘s health scare comes several weeks after it was reported that she signed a new deal with MSNBC. Read more here.

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