Daytime star Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) has announced her skin cancer diagnosis on social media in the hopes of inspiring others to be more vigilant about getting themselves checked out. “So, I just got off the phone with my dermatologist,” she reported in a caption with a makeup-free selfie. “Kind of a bummer, but turns out I need to have a small bump removed from my nose that came up positive for skin cancer.
“She assured me that we caught it early and I just wanted to share her advice,” Sweeney continued. “Check your skin for any noticeable changes and ask your doctor about it! Even if it seems like nothing, let an expert decide. Early detection of skin cancer gives you the greatest chance for successful skin cancer treatment and prevents it from developing into something more complicated. And of course, use sunscreen (which I do!).”
Sweeney is currently in the midst of another stint on DAYS as Sami Brady, the role she began playing back in 1993. The actress is also starring as Alex McPherson in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries series of The Chronicle Mysteries films. Thankfully, she had the bump checked out early enough that it can easily be removed so she can get right back to work, and the doctor’s advice she shared is good advice for everyone.
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