Teddi Mellencamp Has New Treatment Plan Amid Melanoma Battle


Teddi Jo Mellencamp at BravoCon 2022
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The next step is to take the necessary steps. One week after sharing her melanoma diagnosis, she was back at work. Teddi MellencampAnother update on her health was provided.

“Thanks for all your comments and prayers on what I thought was going to be my melanoma removal today,” the Real Housewives of Beverly HillsThe 41-year-old alum wrote via Instagram Tuesday, October 18. “Right before I left for NYC they took 2 additional adjacent moles and biopsied them to be safe. While I was away, those results also came back melanoma.”

Mellencamp noted she has a “new plan” for her treatment after more cancerous moles were found.

“Due to so many melanomas in one area they are worried to cut in there and try to remove because they aren’t sure what they would be cutting into,” she continued, referring to an upcoming positron emission tomography (PET) scan. “Once you have a better understanding of the disease, the next step is talking about your treatment.”

The reality star added: “Your doctor will determine your treatment plan based on the other factors of your disease, your age, and your ability to tolerate treatment. Then I will head over to see the surgical oncologist and we will go from there.”

Mellencamp stated she wants to continue documenting her experience in order to help others with similar issues. “Melanoma awareness is something I never really knew anything about and want to remind as many of you as I can to get skin checks,” she continued. “Feeling very grateful and blessed that we caught this when we did. I have faith and lots of support from friends, family, doctors and surgeons that all will be ok.”

Teddi Mellencamp Has New Treatment Plan After Finding More Cancerous Moles

Teddi Jo Mellencamp at BravoCon 2022
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The Earlier in the month, Celebrity Big BrotherAlumna revealed that she was diagnosed stage two melanoma. “I so badly wanted to blow this off. ‘What could happen in 3 months?’ I thought. Apparently a lot,” she wrote before concluding her post with a call to action,” she wrote via Instagram on October 11. “This has been such a wakeup call for me, and I hope to all of you, to love and protect the skin you’re in.”

The Indiana native shared more information about her health Tuesday. She explained that doctors want her to have her moles surgically removed based on her PET scan results.

“I will need wide excision surgery removal and nodal mapping. They will also perform a sentinel lymphode biopsy during the surgery. Because with a PET scan they can’t see if it’s spread to lymph nodes, I am getting 2 more biopsies of new locations today and surgery is on Tuesday,” she wrote alongside Instagram photos of her back. “Spots 3 & 4 in the pic near my shoulder are the ones they are concerned could go to lymph nodes and will be a large connected removal. Then, I will see a geneticist to determine if I may have the BRCA2 mutation. Thank you for the outpouring of love and support 💕 Please go get checked.”