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Bethenny Frankel says growth removed from face is cancer

Bethenny Frankel will undergo surgery to remove skin cancer from her face. 

It was revealed last month that the reality star was undergoing testing for skin cancer after having a growth removed from under her eye. 

The Skinnygirl mogul, 46, confirmed Wednesday to PEOPLE magazine that it is cancer and she will have to have surgery to make sure they get it all. 

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Medical scare: Bethenny Frankel, 46, will undergo surgery for skin cancer after it was revealed the reality star was getting tested for skin cancer after having a growth removed

Medical scare: Bethenny Frankel, 46, will undergo surgery for skin cancer after it was revealed the reality star was getting tested for skin cancer after having a growth removed

'I had a growth on my face that was enlarging. I guessed it to be a basal cell carcinoma and had it lanced and removed,' she told the magazine. 

'The doctor confirmed it is indeed basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, and says while it is cancer, I am lucky to have it removed — so it won't affect my overall health.'

She also confirmed that she is now set to undergo Mohs surgery to remove the cancer and will then have plastic surgery to ensure there is no scarring. 

The Real Housewives of New York star is advocating for knowing your body and paying attention to changes. 

Oh no! After sharing a video of herself with a Band-Aid on her face, Bethenny Frankel admitted to fans on social media Wednesday that she 'had a growth removed' related to 'basal cell'

Oh no! After sharing a video of herself with a Band-Aid on her face, Bethenny Frankel admitted to fans on social media Wednesday that she 'had a growth removed' related to 'basal cell'

Plaster: The 46-year-old reality star is currently being tested for basal-cell carcinoma (the most common form of skin cancer) a source confirmed to People last month

Plaster: The 46-year-old reality star is currently being tested for basal-cell carcinoma (the most common form of skin cancer) a source confirmed to People last month

'I am extremely lucky to have caught it in time, and it just goes to show you have to know your body and be very aware of any changes.'

She continued: 'This was a sharp reminder why it is so important that I religiously wear large hats to cover my face and reapply sunscreen.'

'Always make sure to rub in spray-on sunscreen on your kids — spraying it on by itself doesn't cover them enough. Apply it thoroughly every two hours and check the expiration dates as sunscreen does expire; and sit in the shade whenever possible.'

Catching rays: The Skinnygirl mogul just returned to her Hamptons home on Sunday after sunning herself on the Spanish isle of Ibiza while on vacation (pictured Friday)

Catching rays: The Skinnygirl mogul just returned to her Hamptons home on Sunday after sunning herself on the Spanish isle of Ibiza while on vacation (pictured Friday)

'I love to swim in the ocean and go to the beach, but this is a reminder that the sun is not your friend,' she adds.

After sharing a video of herself with a Band-Aid on her face on August 30, Bethenny Frankel admitted to fans on social media that she 'had a growth removed' related to 'basal cell.' 

She was sharing a video about campaigning to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, announcing in it, that 100 percent of the donations she raised would be donated to charity. 

For a good cause: She was sharing a video about campaigning to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, announcing in it, that 100 percent of the donations she raised would be donated to charity

For a good cause: She was sharing a video about campaigning to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, announcing in it, that 100 percent of the donations she raised would be donated to charity

Bethenny has already 

$300K in donations to help women and families affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma through her new charity, B Strong, which pledged $30K.

Frankel has enlisted her

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