Teddi Mellencamp opened up about her recent health update, revealing her doctor found “three new spots.” Last year, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum addressed her battle with stage 2 melanoma.
The star has been a proponent of getting regular checkups and listening to the advice of doctors. She also urged fans to take care of their skin, protecting it for the future.
In a January 19 Instagram post, Teddi gave fans an update on her health.
“I went in for my 4-6 week checkup and there were three new spots my doctors felt needed to be biopsied,” wrote the star in the caption. “I’m getting a lot of questions about the spots being white. I have had both white and brown melanomas; this is why I continue to share to get checked no matter what.”
Teddi also shared she “felt a bump” on her neck, and her anxiety “took over.”
“I touched it at least 303 times. However, day of appointment, I assumed it was nothing. And then the ultrasound came back irregular,” Teddi went on. “The doctor recommended the biopsy to start, however there’s a small chance it’ll come back inconclusive and we will then have to remove it.”
The 41-year-old expressed, “As someone who is a controlled person, I’m dealing as best I can with something out of my control. Things I can control: staying on top of my appointments, self-checks, and asking my doctors questions.”
The star uploaded images of her back and neck as well as a video of herself at the hospital before the “needle biopsy.”
“I’m trying my best to stay positive and will fill you in when I get the results. If this saves even one person from going through what I’m going through, it’s worth it,” wrote Teddi.
She ended her post with the hashtag, “#melanomaawareness.”
Top Stories This Week!