Alexa Bliss, a popular professional wrestler, recently revealed that she had been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer. Fortunately, she received timely medical attention, and her treatment did not involve any complex procedures.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most prevalent type of skin cancer that develops slowly and is treatable if detected early. However, it is still a severe condition that requires prompt attention. One of the warning signs of basal cell carcinoma is changes in the skin’s appearance, such as the emergence of an abnormal growth, an open sore, or a red or pink patch.
Several factors can increase the risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, including prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds, chronic infections, and skin inflammation from burns or scars. Bliss, in her case, had a history of indoor tanning, which may have played a role in her skin cancer diagnosis.
Despite her diagnosis, Bliss remains a fighter both inside and outside the wrestling ring. Her last appearance was at this year’s Royal Rumble, where she lost her match against Bianca Belair for the RAW Women’s Championship. Rumors about her absence from wrestling events circulated until Bliss confirmed her diagnosis of skin cancer.
Bliss used social media to respond to fans’ questions about her diagnosis, explaining that she had noticed a spot on her face that had worsened over time. After getting it checked, she was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, and her doctor discovered other squamous cells. The procedure to remove the cancer was quick and straightforward, thanks to her proactive approach to getting her skin checked.
“There was a spot on my face, yes – that had gotten worse. So went to get biopsy. Was basal cell carcinoma. During my procedure doc also found other squamous cells. Was a quick and easy procedure. Glad I always get my skin checked.”
Despite the seriousness of the diagnosis, Bliss remains optimistic and is already back to training and preparing for her next match. Fans can rest assured that the former RAW Women’s Champion is still a fierce competitor who is not afraid to take on any challenge, whether inside or outside the wrestling ring.