Bruce Jenner revealed that he underwent surgery to remove a skin cancer from his nose earlier this week. Find out what kind of skin cancer he had removed.

Yahoo! omg recently reported that Bruce Jenner, who was spotted wearing a bandage on his nose Tuesday, has revealed that he's recovering from skin cancer.

I was diagnosed with a form of Melanoma called Basal cell carcinoma and have undergone Mohs surgery to remove it," the 63-year-old former track and field Olympian told E! News. "I have been struggling with this for several years and appreciate all of the support and prayers while I continue to fight the battle against skin cancer.

Skin cancer of the face, including the nose, is very common. A significant part of my practice involves excising skin cancers and reconstruction the resultant wound. Bruce Jenner's comment that his type of skin cancer was a form of melanoma is actually a bit misleading. In fact, basal cell cancer is not related to melanoma. Rather it is a separate type of skin cancer. Luckily, basal cell cancer is a much more treatable type of skin cancer than melanoma as it very rarely spreads or metastasizes to other parts of the body.


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