Janet Street-Porter has been diagnosed with skin cancer
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The Loose Women panellist revealed on the show on Tuesday (23.06.20) that she discovered she has basal cell carcinoma just three days before Britain entered the Covid-19 lockdown in March and she has finally been scheduled for surgery on her nose this week.
‘I showed this tiny spot on my nose to a dermatologist and he immediately referred me to a consultant and they said I’ve got a basel cell carcinoma, which is a form of skin cancer.
‘If untreated it could grow. It has to be removed otherwise it’s going to get bigger and bigger. Also, I could be left with a very big scar.
‘I was about to have it removed then lockdown happened three days before I was supposed to have it removed. I’ve spent the whole of lockdown getting more and more anxious about it.
‘Although it doesn’t look any bigger on top of my skin, this kind of cancer grows under the skin. You can’t see it and that’s what they’ve got to cut out’.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and the most frequently occurring form of all cancers, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation.
After her appearance on the show, the official Loose Women Twitter account shared a message for Janet, 73.
The message read:
‘We’re sending all our love to Janet ahead of her surgery. And to all those who’ve been waiting for medical procedures during lockdown’.