Bruce Jenner Gives Skin Cancer Scare Update, Encourages Others to Get Regular Checkups

Keeping Up With the Kardashians patriarch also expresses his appreciation for "all of the support and prayers"

By Ken Baker, Peter Gicas Sep 20, 2013 7:28 PMTags
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Bruce Jenner is opening up about his skin cancer scare and offering up some words of wisdom in the process.

"I was diagnosed with...Basal cell carcinoma and have undergone Mohs surgery to remove it," the Keeping Up With the Kardashians patriarch exclusively tells E! News. "I have been struggling with this for several years and appreciate all of the support and prayers while I continue to fight the battle against skin cancer."

E! News learned that Jenner had surgery last week to remove skin cancer from his nose. The 63-year-old Olympian had caused some concern when he stepped out in Calabasas, Calif, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, with a heavily bandaged nose.

The surgery, part of an ongoing treatment, is said to have went well and it is actually the second procedure Jenner has undergone this year, the previous one being on his cheek to remove a cancerous lesion.

A Jenner family source tells us that Jenner is "recovering [and] his prognosis is excellent."

Jenner, who loves the outdoors, himself added, "This has taught me to be extra vigilant when out in the sun and I encourage others to get regular checkups and always wear sunscreen."