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Twitch Streamer and YouTuber Ninja Diagnosed With Skin Cancer at 32




Popular gamer and Youtuber Ninja, also known as Tyler Blevins, revealed on platform X (Twitter) on March 26 that he was diagnosed with melanoma cancer a few weeks ago.

The 32-year-old gamer — who has nearly 24 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and another 19 million on Twitch, was visiting his dermatologist for an annual checkup with his wife Jessica Blevins, where they diagnosed a spot on the skin. Later on, melanoma was discovered to be the mole.


Ninja posted on Twitter, “Alright I’m still in a bit of shock but want to keep you all updated. A few weeks ago I went into a dermatologist for an annual skin/mole check that Jess proactively scheduled for me.” He explained, “There was a mole on the bottom of my foot that they wanted to remove just to be careful. It came back as melanoma, but they are optimistic that we caught it in the early stages.”



What is Melanoma Cancer?

Melanoma cancer is a type of skin cancer that develops in the cells that produce melanin, which gives skin its color, and has the highest risk of death, as the arms, back, face, and legs. It is often caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning lamps and beds. Melanoma is considered the most serious form of skin cancer because it can spread to other parts of the body if not detected and treated early.


Symptoms Of Melanoma:

Early diagnosis of melanoma cancer may be important because it is highly treatable. Symptoms of melanoma cancer can vary, but some common signs to look out for include changes in the size, shape, or color of a mole or other skin lesion. This could include asymmetry, irregular borders, color variations, and a diameter larger than a pencil eraser. Other symptoms may include itchiness, tenderness, or bleeding of a mole or skin lesion.

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However, If you notice any suspicious changes in your skin, it’s important to see a dermatologist for a thorough examination. Regular skin checks and sun protection are also important for preventing melanoma and other types of skin cancer. We also pray for healing for the Ninja.


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