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Married At First Sight Australia star Lauren Huntriss has revealed she had surgery on her nose after a suspicious pimple turned out to be skin cancer.
Lauren opened up about the diagnosis on Instagram along with several graphic pictures during the time Married At First Sight Australia season six aired in Australia back in 2019.
Lauren wrote: "Let's talk skin cancer. 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..."
The make-up artist then explained she only discovered she had skin cancer after she went to the dermatologist about her skin.
The dermatologist noticed the pimple on her nose and took a biopsy after he realised something wasn't quite right.
Lauren continued: "On observation the dermatologist noticed this spot on my nose. He said it looked suspicious so took a biopsy. Results came back and guess what? It was a skin cancer!
"'But I'm only 27!' I said at the time."
Lauren went on to explain that the dermatologist booked her an appointment with another clinic to have the pimple removed before it became 'malignant'.
She explained that even though the spot was small, the cancer had spread quite a distance beneath the surface of her skin.
"Although the cancer looked so tiny, it had apparently spread quite a distance beneath the surface," she said.
Lauren - who was paired with 29-year-old Matt on the show - opted for Mohs surgery, also called Mohs micrographic surgery, which she described as "an advanced surgical technique".
She continued: "I opted for #MOHS surgery (an advanced surgical technique whereby the doctor removes the cancer bit by bit and viewed under a microscope while the patient waits) over a skin graft as skin grafts tend to be very noticeable.
"Once the cancer was removed I had the amazing Dr Ilias Kotronakis perform #flaprepare surgery to reconstruct my nose after it was left with a nice big hole!'
Lauren ended her post with a warning to her followers, urging them to keep an eye on their skin.
"PLEASE if you notice even the slightest change to your skin book in with a dermatologist ASAP!" she said. "Don't risk it, don't wait or it may be too late."
Featured Image Credit: Channel Nine/Lauren Huntriss Instagram
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