Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Teddi Mellencamp share them regularly Melanoma Travel with social media. A new update that she “didn’t want to post” is not only another chapter in her battle, but also a clear message to others to continue getting checked.
Teddi Mellencamp shares new update on her melanoma journey
Mellencamp shared everything with her Instagram Followers – the good, the bad and all. But regardless of the news, she always reminds others to stay vigilant and get their skin checked regularly.
The latest reality star’s melanoma journey update included some sad news.
“Another update that I didn’t want to share but in the interest of being completely transparent and helping others, here it is,” she began her caption.
“Yesterday I received a call from my doctor saying that not all of the margins were clear after my last major excision surgery. Because the area is so large, they no longer feel comfortable cutting.”
She explained that the doctor said she could wait a week to start treatment so she could “show up for national championships,” but once she gets back, her five-week treatment with immunotherapy cream will begin.
“‘Immunotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells. “An immunotherapy cream called Imiquimod (Aldara®) is a cream that stimulates the immune system. Side effects include fatigue, inflammation, blisters and some pain, but guess what, it’s better than the alternative,” she wrote. “Be vigilant when getting your skin checked, my friends. We can fight it. 💕”
Mellencamp’s followers left words of support and love in the comments section of the post and shared their own experiences.
“I have used the cream many times on my superficial basal cells; I never had any bad side effects other than it becoming disgusting. I always thought it wasn’t used for melanoma, but it’s good to say it’s possible! Good luck!” one person shared.
Another added: “My mom applied the melanoma cream on her nose and the success rate was 💯. Other than the blistering, it was worth it. Good luck!”
One follower pointed out what Mellencamp’s posts are doing for others. “With every transparent contribution you save women. I’m glad you’re getting immunotherapy and praying it works wonders. I was grateful to be able to take part in an immunotherapy trial. 🤍”
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Just a few weeks ago, the podcast host shared an update about the discovery of another melanoma, explaining that she didn’t plan on talking about it publicly but remembered why it’s so important.
“I’ve been debating whether or not I should even talk about this publicly, but then I remember that every time I post something about skin cancer, it reminds someone else to get checked,” she wrote in the caption of their contribution.
“Late in the afternoon I learned that the last biopsy site was a different melanoma. I can’t remember if this is the 12th or 13th.”
While most of her followers support her on her journey, some have left negative comments. Mellencamp recently pointed this out in an Instagram post.
“I think some of the messages in yesterday’s post were, ‘Disgusting, get a tan, you look like white bread.’ So do you know what I did? “I wore shorts to show off my white bread legs when I went to Good Day LA this morning to talk about skin cancer,” she wrote.
“The more we talk about the dangers of tanning and its effects on our skin, the better. After the show this morning I’m facing another operation.”
There was a ton of support in the comments section.
“Yes! Let’s normalize and respect our normal skin tones, especially those of us who are fair. Yes,” one person wrote. Another added: “It’s better to be white and pale than to be sick or dead !” The tanned ones will be wrinkled way too soon.”