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Christie Brinkley has been diagnosed with skin cancer: 70-year-old supermodel shows first photos after surgery

Christie Brinkley has been diagnosed with skin cancer

The world-famous American supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley shocked her fans with a confession - she was diagnosed with skin cancer. The '80s star underwent surgery after doctors discovered a "basal cell carcinoma" on her face, a malignant tumor that originates from the basal cells of the dermis, is characterized by slow growth and inability to form metastases. It is one of the most common types of non-melanoma skin cancer.

The 70-year-old celebrity has already shared a series of pictures taken after the surgery. She posted them on her personal Instagram page, leaving an important message to her fans.

Brinkley said that she now takes more care of her health, protecting her skin from the harmful effects of the sun. The model also advised her fans not to neglect the rules of using sunscreen and other means to prevent such terrible diseases as skin cancer.

Christie Brinkley has been diagnosed with skin cancer: 70-year-old supermodel shows first photos after surgery

"The good news for me is that we found basal cell carcinoma at an early stage. And I had great doctors who removed the cancer and stitched me up to perfection, like a haute couture Dior. The good news for you is that all of this can be avoided if you use sunscreen diligently! I'm a little late getting serious, so now for this mermaid/gardener look, I apply SPF 30, reapplying as needed, wear long sleeves and a wide-brimmed hat. And getting regular full body exams is a must!" Brinkley said.

Christie Brinkley has been diagnosed with skin cancer: 70-year-old supermodel shows first photos after surgery

The 70-year-old star revealed that she had the body checkup done by accident. The model came to the hospital with her daughter, whom she simply decided to support during the examination, but eventually decided to ask the doctor about a strange spot on her face that had bothered her while she was applying makeup.

"The doctor looked at every freckle with a magnifying glass... It wasn't my appointment, so I wasn't going to say anything, but at the very end I asked him to look at the little tiny dot I felt when I was applying my foundation. He looked and immediately realized that a biopsy was needed! He did it there and then! So, try your luck by making an appointment for a checkup today," said Christy.

Christie Brinkley has been diagnosed with skin cancer: 70-year-old supermodel shows first photos after surgery

Christie Brinkley was born on February 2, 1954 in Monroe, Michigan, USA. She gained worldwide fame as a model, appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for three consecutive years (1979, 1980 and 1981).

Christie Brinkley has been diagnosed with skin cancer: 70-year-old supermodel shows first photos after surgery

In addition to her modeling career, Christie Brinkley has also found success as an actress, starring in films such as Desperate Boys (1989), White Heat (1990), and Batman & Robin (1997). She is also a successful entrepreneur, having created her own line of cosmetics and accessories. Brinkley is now also an environmental and human rights activist and the founder of the Christie Brinkley Foundation, which helps people with visual impairments.

Christie Brinkley has been diagnosed with skin cancer: 70-year-old supermodel shows first photos after surgery

As OBOZ.UA wrote, the world-famous Hollywood actress Sharon Stone reported that doctors had found a large fibrous tumor in her. Initially, doctors gave the 64-year-old Basic Instinct star a wrong diagnosis and prescribed the wrong treatment, which made the actress experience even more pain.

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