Recently, Khloé was photographed on the beach with what appeared to be a flesh-colored face bandage on her left cheek.
In a series of posts on her Instagram story, Khloé said that she’d “seen numerous stories” online about the “ever-evolving bandage on my face, with some of you wondering why I’ve been wearing one for the past few weeks.”
Khloé explained that she had noticed a “small bump” on her face that looked “as minor as a zit” — but after seven months, it didn’t go away, so she had the mass biopsied.
After a second biopsy, Khloé was told that it was a tumor and that she required an “immediate” operation to remove it from her face — a “rare condition” for someone her age.
Luckily, everything went off without a hitch, and Khloé says she’s in the healing process following the operation.
“You’ll continue to see my bandages and when I’m allowed, you’ll probably see a scar (and an indentation in my cheek from the tumor being removed),” she wrote. “But until then I hope you enjoy how fabulous I’m making these face bandages look.”
Khloé also said that the main point of sharing her story was “so I can remind everyone to get checked, and frequently.”
“At 19 years old, I had melanoma on my back, and I had a surgery to remove that as well, so I am [predisposed] to melanomas. Even those who are not, we should be checking all the time.”
“I am someone who wears sunscreen every day, religiously, so no one is exempt from these things. Please take this seriously and do your regular self-exams as well as your annual checkups.”