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Bruce Jenner: I Have Skin Cancer

6/12/2014

Entertainment Tonight.

After being spotted sporting a heavily bandaged nose earlier this week, Bruce Jenner has revealed that he is currently being treated for a form of skin cancer.

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"I was diagnosed with a form of Melanoma called Basal cell carcinoma and have undergone Mohs surgery to remove it," Jenner, 63, 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."

The surgery, which happened last week, is said to be the second time the former Olympian has undergone a procedure to remove cancer on his face. The first procedure, done earlier this year, treated a lesion on his cheek.

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According to the website, doctors have given Jenner a prognosis of "excellent" post-surgery.

"This has taught me to be extra vigilant when out in the sun," he told E! News. "I encourage others to get regular checkups and always wear sunscreen."

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