'It felt like a nightmare' Deborah Hutton reveals terrifying cancer scare

The 58-year-old Australian media icon has shared a confronting photo of her scarred face with a sobering message. 

Deborah Hutton has enjoyed a successful career spanning more than 20 years and is currently the host of LifeStyle's Find Me A Beach House.

While she has kept her private life off-camera, the media icon has taken to social media to share one very personal moment.

The 58-year-old media personality revealed an extremely confronting photo of her scarred face with two deep red and black lines of stiches on her cheek from two skin cancer removals. 

Along with the shocking photo, she wrote a sobering message detailing this wasn't her first cancer scare:

"I have ummed and aahed about posting this but after having the stitches out from another major surgery to remove two skin cancers, and being extreme grateful they’ve got it all, I feel it’s only right to remind you to get your SKIN CHECKED!," she wrote.

"I’ve been here before nine years ago.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"To look at the area around my nose prior to surgery, nothing was visible to the naked eye. Only my dermatologist flagged it months earlier.

"My skin will heal and in the coming months you’ll hardly see the scar.

"Extremely grateful to my surgeon and the nurses who looked after me. Huge thanks.

"Please. Early detection is everything!! Don’t delay."

As Deborah noted in her caption, this is the second time she has battled through a skin cancer scare. 

In 2011, the TV host underwent her first major surgery to remove part of her lip which would later inspire her to become an ambassador for the Skin & Cancer Foundation.

Speaking to Yahoo, Deborah explained her terrifying scare:

“In 2011 I underwent major surgery to have an infiltrating basal cell carcinoma on my top lip removed.

"I’d ignored the spot for ages, thinking it was just a pimple, but when it became numb I finally got it checked out – and the diagnosis felt like it was a nightmare.

“It was so stressful because in worst-case scenarios, skin cancers can be life threatening. In fact, almost 2000 people die from them every year in Australia,” she added.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Deborah's deeply personal moment has rocked the nation, with thousands offering support and messages of kindness - including Foxtel's Shaynna Blaze.

"Incredibly brave in more ways that one,' the Selling Houses Australia designer wrote. "My father went through this and all you could see as a detector was a small patch of dry skin the size of a pimple.

"Very easy to brush off as nothing. I’m sure this will make a lot of people to take note. You are beautiful inside and out as always."

Deborah's message also struck a chord with Australian entertainer, Rhonda Burchmore, as she simply put: "Incredibly brave of you - Thankyou."

We hope this is the last of Deborah's cancer scares and wish her a speedy recovery. 

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