Love Island's Molly-Mae Hague Reveals She Had Cancerous Mole
The TV star, 21, posted an emotional video in which she admitted she burst out crying as soon as she heard the news, and told her family immediately.
Posting a lengthy YouTube video explaining the situation, Molly-Mae captured the moment a doctor told her that her mole was 'a malignant melanoma', breaking the news while she was on a trip to Venice.
She first played out the phone call from the doctors, who also told her she'd need further surgery, before documenting her reaction to the news.
Check out a clip below:
"I've already shed tears about it," she told fans moments afterwards. "I've already like cried down the phone to every single family member."
However, later, after completing her work in Italy despite the concerning news, Molly explained that her surgery had been cancelled seeing as one professional didn't believe the melanoma was malignant.
Molly said that the mole was now being sent to be examined by experts in America, meaning she'll have to wait until later this month to receive the results and know for sure.
She has now cancelled all of her work for the next fortnight while awaiting the update.
"I had the mole removed, the removal was fine. I got the call today, and he's told me it is a malignant melanoma," she said in the video, straight after the first phone call.
"That's skin cancer basically, which is obviously petrifying, and shocking, and scary. I don't even know what to really think or say."
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Molly-Mae said that she had been told the mole was fine by two dermatologists but it was a third doctor who noticed it while dealing with a different issue.
"As I was leaving the doctors I said: 'Oh, I've had my mole checked by two dermatologists and they said it's fine," she recalled.
"'But can you just quickly give me a third opinion on this mole? I personally don't feel like it looks quite right.'
"So then I lifted up my jogger and she took one look at the mole and was like: 'Yeah, that needs to come off.' And my heart started racing.
"She just looked quite concerned. I was by myself and I literally just went for a routine check up... and ended up finding out that I had to have a mole removed."
Molly continued: "It's obviously petrifying, shocking and scary. I don't even know what to think or say. I cannot believe I was told by others doctors it was OK. I am so upset and angry.
"I just briefly asked this doctor when I was walking out. I was walking around with skin cancer on my leg!"
While Molly is naturally concerned, it's important to note she won't know the exact type of melanoma for sure until the mole is back from biopsy.
"The main message of this vlog that you need to understand is to get your moles checked," she said. "I cannot stress this enough. Use your initiative and be smart. If I hadn't, I could have been in serious trouble."
She warned: "Don't ever think it'll be someone else's story. You know when you see things on Instagram or on the news where you think, 'That's just someone else's story it could never happen to me'. Guess what, it happened to me."
Featured Image Credit: Youtube/ Molly-Mae Hague
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