Deborah Hutton, 59, reveals the progress of her skin cancer recovery

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Deborah Hutton, 59, reveals the progress of her recovery after having skin cancer removed a year ago

TV host Deborah Hutton had to remove skin cancer from her face last year.

And the 59-year-old shared an incredible side-by-side photo on Instagram this week to mark the one-year anniversary of the surgery.

Deborah had surgery to remove facial basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer.

What a difference! TV star Deborah Hutton, 59, shared an incredible side-by-side photo to Instagram this week at the one-year anniversary of removing skin cancer from her face.

‘I can’t believe it’s been 12 months since the surgery. But watch #nomakeup over scar, ‘she said, referring to the surgery from mid-2020.

Deborah then shared a powerful message about getting skin checks.

“The message is clear and simple … don’t be afraid, don’t delay, don’t delay,” she said.

Empowering: 'I can't believe it's been 12 months since the surgery ended.  But watch #nomakeup on scars, 'she said, referring to her 2020 surgery

Empowering: ‘I can’t believe it’s been 12 months since the surgery ended. But watch #nomakeup on scars, ‘she said, referring to her 2020 surgery

“If you haven’t had your skin checked by a professional in the past 12 months, it’s time to make an appointment,” she added.

She then said that had she seen a professional before, invasive surgery wouldn’t have been necessary.

Deborah reflected on her skin cancer diagnosis last year during a conversation with The Australian Woman’s Weekly.

Brave: Deborah had surgery to remove skin cancer from her face in May 2020, and later shared photos of her scars to urge people to get checked out

Brave: Deborah had surgery to remove skin cancer from her face in May 2020, and later shared photos of her scars to urge people to get checked out

“I look back and go,” Wow. ” I’m so grateful for everything, even thankful that I had skin cancer because I was able to tell my story and people responded the way they did, ” she said.

“It was very moving and profound to see people really getting the message and taking action.”

Deborah added that she was ‘overwhelmed’ by reports from people across Australia who had their skin abnormalities checked after her disclosure.

Recovery: She told A Current Affair of her experience last July: 'This is cancer.  It's cancer.  I was just in shock, and I remember being told about it and I just burst into tears'

Recovery: She told A Current Affair of her experience last July: ‘This is cancer. It’s cancer. I was just in shock, and I remember being told about it and I just burst into tears’

Last year, Deborah shared a photo of the surgery scars around her nose as a reminder for everyone to have their skin checked.

She had had a basal cell carcinoma removed from the exact same spot on her face nine years earlier and was stunned to find that it had returned.

She told A Current Affair of her experience last July: ‘This is cancer. It’s cancer. I was just in shock, and I remember being told about it and I just burst into tears. ‘

When the stitches came off, Deborah said she ‘cried’ from both the pain and after seeing how much of her face they had to cut out.

Emotional: When the stitches came off, Deborah said she had 'cried' from both the pain and after seeing how much of her face they had cut away

Emotional: When the stitches came off, Deborah said she had ‘cried’ from both the pain and after seeing how much of her face they had cut away

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