Married At First Sight Australias Lauren Huntriss reveals she had skin cancer removed from nose – Daily Mail

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Lauren Huntriss had to have an operation to remove skin cancer and reshape her nose after it was ‘left with a big hole’ when she was just 27.

The Married at First Sight Australia star, 33, explained she first noticed a spot which then started to look like a ‘wort’ and ‘wouldn’t stop bleeding’ in 2015.

Talking about her health scare, Lauren urged fans to always get things checked out if they notice changes to their skin and said she’s ‘lucky to have caught it when I did’.

Health scare: Lauren Huntriss, 33, had to have an operation to remove skin cancer and reshape her nose after it was 'left with a nice big hole' following a diagnosis when she was 27 (pictured in December)

Health scare: Lauren Huntriss, 33, had to have an operation to remove skin cancer and reshape her nose after it was 'left with a nice big hole' following a diagnosis when she was 27 (pictured in December)

Health scare: Lauren Huntriss, 33, had to have an operation to remove skin cancer and reshape her nose after it was ‘left with a nice big hole’ following a diagnosis when she was 27 (pictured in December)

Discussing the spot, Lauren: ‘I kept picking and picking, but it wouldn’t go away. A few months later, I noticed it had grown a bit and started looking more like a wort.’

Lauren continued that she started to get properly concerned when the spot wouldn’t stop bleeding and spoke to her dermatologist while at an appointment for her acne. 

She explained in the post, which was first shared in April 2019, that: ‘On observation the dermatologist noticed this spot on my nose. He said it looked suspicious so took a biopsy.’

The results of the test came back saying the star had skin cancer, with Lauren saying she was told it had to be ‘removed immediately before it became malignant.’

Ordeal: The MAFS Australia star said she first noticed a spot which then started to look like a 'wort' and 'wouldn't stop bleeding' in 2015

Ordeal: The MAFS Australia star said she first noticed a spot which then started to look like a 'wort' and 'wouldn't stop bleeding' in 2015

Ordeal: The MAFS Australia star said she first noticed a spot which then started to look like a ‘wort’ and ‘wouldn’t stop bleeding’ in 2015

She said: ‘Results came back and guess what?.. it was a skin cancer! “But I’m only 27!” I said at the time’

Although only looking like a small spot on the top of her nose, the blonde beauty said that it had started to spread under the skin so time was really of the essence.

She then told her followers: ‘I opted for #MOHS surgery (an advanced surgical technique whereby the doctor removes the cancer bit by bit and viewed under a microscope while the patient waits) over a skin graft as skin grafts tend to be very noticeable.

‘Once the cancer was removed I had the amazing Dr Ilias Kotronakis perform #flaprepair surgery to reconstruct my nose after it was left with a nice big hole!’  

Candid: Lauren shared snaps of her nose during the ordeal saying the one on the left showed the estimated size of the cancer from the skin

Candid: Lauren shared snaps of her nose during the ordeal saying the one on the left showed the estimated size of the cancer from the skin

Shock: This image was taken straight after removing her bandage

Shock: This image was taken straight after removing her bandage

Candid: Lauren shared snaps of her nose during the ordeal saying the one on the left showed the estimated size of the cancer from the skin and the right image was taken straight after removing her bandage 

Reflecting on the ordeal, Lauren said: ‘I remember crying so much but then thinking, “Far out, I’m lucky I caught it when I did”. I might not have a nose at all or, even worse, might not be here today to tell this story.’

After bravely recounting her experience, Lauren encouraged fans to always get checked out if they notice changes to their skin saying.

Lauren also previously chatted about her cancer on Instagram Stories saying: ‘I had a BBC, a basal cell carcinoma, skin cancer, maybe four years ago, cut out of my nose. It left a massive bloody hole, about the size of my eyeball.

‘Well, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but I did have to have MOHS (a microscopically controlled surgery used to treat common types of skin cancer) to get it removed.’ 

Lauren appeared on Married At First Sight Australia in 2019, and was matched with Queensland videographer, Matthew Bennett, now 32. 

'It left a massive bloody hole': In a video previously shared to her Instagram Story, Lauren revealed she had basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer, on her nose

'It left a massive bloody hole': In a video previously shared to her Instagram Story, Lauren revealed she had basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer, on her nose

‘It left a massive bloody hole’: In a video previously shared to her Instagram Story, Lauren revealed she had basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer, on her nose

'PLEASE book in with a dermatologist': Lauren encouraged her fans to always get medical advice if they notice anything different with their skin

'PLEASE book in with a dermatologist': Lauren encouraged her fans to always get medical advice if they notice anything different with their skin

‘PLEASE book in with a dermatologist’: Lauren encouraged her fans to always get medical advice if they notice anything different with their skin

However their ‘marriage’ soon fell apart, with Matthew telling Lauren he wasn’t physically attracted to her during the show’s second dinner party, and the couple became the first to leave the series. 

Matthew, who is best known for being a virgin at the start of the season, recently alleged in a YouTube video that he’d developed a urinary tract infection early on in the production process.

He claimed he ‘had a bladder infection on the honeymoon’ because there wasn’t an opportunity for him to use the toilet on his wedding day.

He said he was only able to go to the toilet ‘twice during the whole day’ due to the complexity of shooting his wedding to Lauren.

Matt also also spoke about his famously fraught relationship with Lauren, without ever actually using her name. He said he ‘made a formal complaint’ about his ‘partner’ over her behaviour when the cameras weren’t rolling. 

Not meant to be: Lauren appeared on Married At First Sight Australia in 2019, and was matched with Queensland videographer, Matthew Bennett, now 32

Not meant to be: Lauren appeared on Married At First Sight Australia in 2019, and was matched with Queensland videographer, Matthew Bennett, now 32

Not meant to be: Lauren appeared on Married At First Sight Australia in 2019, and was matched with Queensland videographer, Matthew Bennett, now 32

 

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