The Morning Show favourite Kylie Gillies has revealed her scary brush with skin cancer, telling fans she had a potentially problematic growth removed from her face after trying to ignore it for 18 months.
Taking to Instagram, the star revealed that a lesion on her face sparked alarm, but she was worried that any treatment might make her work as a TV host more difficult. In the end, she now can't believe she hesitated before seeking treatment.
'Hope you've had dinner!' Kylie wrote on Instagram. 'This is me rocking an Actinic Keratosis. On the left is what it originally looked like. Barely a spot.. so I ignored it for 18 months because I was frightened of what the treatment would be. Stupid.
'I realise the pic on the right LOOKS scary, but that was 2 weeks into treatment. And it was able to be completely covered by makeup. I had no days off work. Even on TV.'
The star says she is sharing the pictures to help others realise that there is no good reason to hesitate before seeking treatment.
'I'm sharing these ugly pics so that you know you DON'T necessarily have to get these sunspots 'burnt' off. My treatment was a cream; a kind of 'chemo' cream,' she wrote.
'My doctor @drnatashacook realised i needed the solution to be the least invasive possible. If ignored, these spots can turn cancerous so I beg you not to wait..like I did. And now, 5 weeks later? There's not even a mark. Obviously I'm no expert..just a TV chick..but just worth asking the question of your doctor.'