Rachel Maddow Undergoes Surgery For Skin Cancer: ‘Going To Be Totally Fine’ – HuffPost

Rachel Maddow told her prime time MSNBC audience Wednesday she underwent surgery for skin cancer and said she was “totally fine.”

“They got it, they got all of it, I’m good, I have clear margins on the whole thing,” the anchor said of the treatment she received at NYU Langone on Friday. “I am going to be absolutely fine, I’m going to be totally fine,” Maddow added. “But that is why I have a Band-Aid.”

Maddow said she visited a dermatologist after her partner, Susan Mikula, noticed a change in a mole on her neck while they were attending a baseball game.

And she said she wanted to use her own diagnosis to encourage others to get regularly checked. “Even the most worrying” skin cancers are now treatable if spotted early, she pointed out.

“Only by the grace of Susan that I found mine in enough time that it was totally treatable,” Maddow said.

“Get your skin checked.”