The Voice participant removed skin cancer just millimeters from her eye after confusing it with a pimple while sharing an alarming image of the wound and the danger signs she missed
- Singer Sarah Jayne placed an image with an arachnid wound on her nose
- The photo was taken after she had skin cancer removed by a specialized surgeon
- Skin cancer was only a millimeter from her face and went unnoticed for months
- She has urged others not to ignore bumps and lumps and to have the skin checked
An Australian singer has shared an alarming image of a wound just millimeters from her eye after doctors found and removed skin cancer.
Sarah Browne, who appeared on The Voice in season five, posted the image on social media last week to show where doctors had cut a carcinoma.
In the post, she revealed that specialized surgeons had removed the cancer a few days earlier.
Sarah Browne, who appeared on The Voice in season five, posted an image with an arachnid scar on her nose on social media
In the post, she revealed how specialized surgeons had removed the cancer a few days earlier
“Although basal cell carcinoma is one of the” safer “forms of cancer, it can still do a lot of damage if it is not treated,” she shared in the post.
“It was only a few millimeters from my eye, so I had to remove a specialist (plastic surgeon). He is convinced that he got it all, which is a relief, but I will get the pathology back next week. “
She said she noticed the hump months ago, but thought it was harmless because it was more like a pimple.
However, she was worried because it did not go away and decided to get a full checkup from her doctor.
Sarah Browne appeared on the show in 2016 and worked with star Ronan Keating
Mrs. Browne now urges others to have their skin checked regularly
Her test results returned fine, but she was still worried, so she decided to ask for a second opinion when her cancer was finally discovered.
Mrs. Browne said her experience demonstrated the importance of having the skin checked regularly.
“If it’s been more than 12 months since your last full check on the skin, book to have it done.
“It is so easy to postpone it out of fear, but it is much better to be checked and treated than to spread it further.”
What is basal cell carcinoma?
BCC accounts for around 70% of non-melanoma skin cancers. It starts in the lower layer of the epidermis (upper, outer layer of the skin).
It can appear anywhere on the body, but usually develops on parts of the body that receive high or intermittent sun exposure (head, face, neck, shoulders, and back).
BCC often has no symptoms and tends to grow slowly without spreading to other parts of the body.
These are not invasive cancers, but may require treatment because some may develop into non-melanoma skin cancer.
Source: Australian Cancer Council