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Real Housewife Tamra Judge Shares Butt Selfie to Show Where Melanoma Can Hide


Update: Judge revealed on Instagram that after surgery she is now melanoma-free.

On Sunday, “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge shared a selfie on Instagram revealing she has skin cancer.

The reality TV star, who turns 50 in September, had no idea that the “small black flat freckle” on her rear end was cancerous. It turned out to be melanoma, a type of skin cancer that’s almost always curable when discovered and treated early but kills an estimated 10,130 people in the U.S. annually.

I work out ???? hard for this Booty. I was planning on competing again in November at 50 years old, but I’m not sure that’s happening ???? now. it looks like God has a different plan for me. Im showing you this picture because this is what melanoma looks like. I don’t want sympathy, I want you to save YOUR ASS and get your skin checked . This was just a small black flat freckle…. I had no idea! Ill be fine because my faith is strong and my Ass ain’t bad either???? Thank you @cacoastalderm ❤️. I’ve been a little sad , worried and pissed off. But we caught it early and that makes me happy ???? Happy birthday to me. #saveyourass birthday party in Cabo not sounding like a good idea now ???? #awareness.#skincheck

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“I’m showing you this picture because this is what melanoma looks like,” Judge wrote in her post. “I don’t want sympathy, I want you to save your ass and get your skin checked.”

Judge had a previous skin cancer scare in January of this year, sharing a series of Instagram posts following her skin cancer screening.

Despite the news, Judge remains positive, commenting, “I’ll be fine because my faith is strong and my ass ain’t bad either.”

All photos courtesy of Tamra Judge’s Instagram page


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