Loose Women's Janet Street-Porter reveals skin cancer diagnosis

Catherine Earp
Photo credit: ITV

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Loose Women's Janet Street-Porter has revealed that she's been diagnosed with a form of skin cancer.

The outspoken panellist said on the show that she originally thought she'd been bitten on the nose by a mosquito over Christmas when she went to Australia.

"I showed this tiny spot on my nose to a dermatologist and he immediately referred me to a consultant and they said I've got a basal cell carcinoma, which is a form of skin cancer," she said.

"If untreated it could grow. It has to be removed otherwise it's going to get bigger and bigger. Also, I could be left with a very big scar.

"I was about to have it removed then lockdown happened three days before I was supposed to have it removed."

Photo credit: ITV

The 73-year-old added: "I've spent the whole of lockdown getting more and more anxious about it.

"Although it doesn't look any bigger on top of my skin, this kind of cancer grows under the skin. You can't see it and that's what they've got to cut out."

Janet was supported by fellow panellists Andrea McLean, Brenda Edwards and Jane Moore.

Loose Women shared its support for the former I'm a Celebrity star on its Twitter account.

"We're sending all our love to Janet ahead of her surgery," they wrote.

"And to all those who've been waiting for medical procedures during lockdown," said the tweet, alongside a love heart emoji.

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