US gaming streamer Ninja reveals skin cancer diagnosis | US News

US gaming streamer Ninja has revealed he has been diagnosed with cancer.

Tyler Bevins, who goes by the name Ninja, shot to fame playing the video game Fortnite for the millions of viewers who watch his streams.

Known for his dyed blue hair, he is one of the highest paid and best known personalities among the world of video game streaming on platforms like Twitch and YouTube.

But the 32-year-old recently took to social media to tell his 19 million followers that a mole removed from his foot was found to be cancerous.

He’s now urging others to get regular check ups as well and said he was “still in a bit of shock”.

Bevins said: “A few weeks ago I went in to a dermatologist for an annual skin/mole check that Jess proactively scheduled for me.

“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.

“I had another dark spot appear near it, so today they biopsied that and removed a larger area around the melanoma with the hopes that under the microscope they will see clear non-melanoma edges and we will know we got it.

“I’m grateful to have hope in finding this early, but please take this as a PSA to get skin checkups.”

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Melanoma, according to the NHS, is a type of skin cancer than can spread to other areas of the body.

The main cause is ultraviolet light, which can often come from the sun, or sunbed usage, and a family history of skin cancer can contribute to the chances of getting it.

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