Alexa Bliss recently shared that she had been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer. Fortunately, she received prompt treatment and did not have to undergo any complex procedures.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer and grows slowly, making it curable if treated early. However, it is still a serious condition that needs to be addressed quickly. One of the warning signs of this skin cancer includes changes in the skin’s appearance, such as the development of an unusual growth, an open sore, or a red or pink patch.
Several factors can increase the risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, including long-term exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds, chronic infections, and skin inflammation from burns or scars. In Bliss’s case, she had a history of indoor tanning, which may have contributed to her skin cancer diagnosis.
Despite her diagnosis, Bliss remains a fighter both inside and outside the ring. Fans saw her last at this year’s Royal Rumble, where she failed to capture the RAW Women’s Championship against Bianca Belair. After the event, rumors circulated about her absence until Bliss confirmed that she was dealing with skin cancer.
Bliss took to social media to address fans’ questions about her diagnosis, explaining that she noticed a spot on her face that had worsened. After getting it checked, she was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, and her doctor also found other squamous cells. The procedure to remove the cancer was quick and easy, 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.”
While the diagnosis was serious, 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 ring.
What are your thoughts on Alexa Bliss’s recent skin cancer diagnosis? Are you surprised by the connection between indoor tanning and skin cancer, and do you think this should raise more awareness about the dangers of tanning beds? Leave a comment.