Rachel Maddow Sending an important message to her audience about taking care of their skin health.
MSNBC Primetime Host Takes Over Time for her Wednesday show to “address a quick personal matter” revealing that she was gone for a few days Because he had surgery to remove the skin cancer on his neck. Maddow said that she returned to the show still wearing a bandage because she knew she needed to “pay it back”.
“I want to use this moment to tell you something, which is: You should get investigated,” said the 48-year-old political commentator. “If you have moles like mine, just schedule with your doctor.”
Meadow said that his wife, photographer Susan Mikula, saw the cancer mole while they were attending a minor league baseball game.
“She said ‘No, that mole has changed. We’ve been together for 22 years that the mole has changed, I know it,’” Meadow recalled.
When his wife called the suspected mole, Meadow’s hairstylist confirmed that she noticed that the mole was changing too, which prompted the TV host to go to the doctor.
“(I) did a biopsy, found out it was skin cancer. Skin cancer accounts for the vast majority of cancers diagnosed in the United States,” Meadow said. “He’s got it, he’s got it all. I’m good, I have a clear margin and all.”
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. According to the American Academy of Dermatology.
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Dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen as a preventive measure to protect yourself from skin cancer.
Doctor. Sameer Jabere told Granthshala in August That he tells his patients to use sunscreen all over their face every day.
“We know that regular use of sunscreen on the face both protects against skin cancer and is great for anti-aging, preventing wrinkles and discoloration on the face,” he said. That said, it’s also important to wear SPF on non-sunny days because UVA rays can penetrate clouds and windows.
Meadow has used her platform to emphasize health concerns in the past. In November 2020 she made an impassioned warning about the danger of COVID-19 After his partner became ill.
“Whatever you think about your own life and how much risk you’re willing to take for yourself, it doesn’t work that way,” she said at the time. “You need to know that whoever is the most important person in your life… is someone you can lose or talk about for weeks.”