This week, Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel announced that she has be diagnosed with skin cancer, as she has a growth on her face that is scheduled to be removed.
Frankel told People that she noticed the growth herself, which was gradually increasing in size, saying, “I guessed it to be a basal cell carcinoma and had it lanced and removed. The doctor confirmed it is indeed basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, and says while it is cancer, I am lucky to have it removed — so it won’t affect my overall health.”
Frankel appeared in a video on her Instagram last month with a bandage on her face, which she revealed was skin cancer. The reality TV star has been actively raising money for the Hurricane Harvey victims, which the video addressed.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. After her scheduled surgery, Frankel plans to have plastic surgery to remove any scarring. We’re glad Frankel caught the cancer early and will be fine post-surgery.
Frankel is still going strong with her Hurricane Harvey and Irma campaigns, showing us she’s a true survivor:
These are three former U.S. Marines and proud veterans who served their country valiantly. Now, #BStrong is able to serve them as they’ve lost their homes. One had to escape her flooded home with her six kids in a dump truck loaded with garbage. 100 percent of #BStrong and #HurricaneHarvey donations are going right to them. Donate now at bethenny.com/bstrong to help them and more women and their families in crisis now. #thisisacrisis
Had an overwhelming and humbling experience with the @dfshouston team and volunteers in Houston yesterday. It was heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. Thank you for all of your help and donations. Please continue to donate at the link in my bio. There is still so much to do. Florida, you are in our hearts, as well. ❤️ #THISISACRISIS #BSTRONG #stillworkingfortexas #dressforsuccess For more info on our day in a Houston go to: http://people.com/tv/bethenny-frankel-helps-houston-hurricane-harvey-photo/