March 27, 2023 | 6:43 am
California First Lady Jennifer Seibel Newsom had some “wisdom” to share with “young people” as she showed off a large facial scar on social media.
“I had this little place and it took me a long time to go in and ask what it was. I thought it was something else,” Siebel Newsom, wife of Gov. Gavin Newsom, said in a statement. Instagram video.
In the video released on Sunday, a long scar extends from the right corner of his lip to under his right nostril.
“To the young people who think you’re invisible, this is my second Moss surgery for cancer on my face,” Siebel Newsom said.
Moss surgery is a delicate procedure that is performed when skin tissue becomes cancerous National Cancer Institute.
By removing one layer of infected tissue at a time, the surgeon will evaluate each sample under a microscope for cancer.
He revealed that his first procedure to treat his cancer was to “hook” over his recent scar.
It is not known when the California first lady, turned documentary filmmaker, first underwent Moss surgery.
Siebel Newsom, 48, said she was “grateful” to have a great surgeon to perform the operation, but advised her followers to “avoid”. [surgery]“At any cost, stress the importance of regular check-ups and putting their health first.
“Take care of yourself. Get regular checkups at the dermatologist,” said California’s first lady.
This is the first time Siebel Newsom has shared that she has cancer, which in some cases can develop into cancer if left untreated. National Cancer Institute.
Carcinoma occurs when skin cells become abnormal and look like cancer cells.
Carcinoma is often referred to as “stage 0” cancer.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), found in skin, oral and/or pharyngeal tissues, is the second most common form of skin cancer and is a central depression that appears with open sores, red patches, thickened or warty skin or growths.
According to Skin Cancer Foundation.
The goal of Moss surgery is to remove every layer of cancerous tissue until it disappears, while making sure as little normal tissue as possible is removed. National Cancer Institute.
In her post-surgery euphoria, Siebel Newsom told her followers to enjoy the California spring weather, but reiterated the importance of using appropriate skin protection from the sun.
“Although there are many benefits to sunlight, make sure you wear a hat and sunscreen during the strongest hours of sunlight,” he wrote.