Tyler “Ninja” Blevins reveals his cancer diagnosis

Streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has revealed that he has been diagnosed with melanoma, a type of skin cancer.

Blevins, 32, who has the most-followed Twitch channel with more than 18.8 million followers, revealed the diagnosis in… Statement on Twitter/X After it turned out that the mole removed from his foot was cancerous. Blevins said medical professionals are “optimistic” that it has been detected in the early stages. “I'm grateful for the hope this was found early, but please consider this a PSA test for skin checks,” Blevins added.

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. Image source: Photography by Dennis Trusillo/Getty Images for Amazon Crown Channel.

Here is Ninja's full statement:

“Well, I'm still a bit shocked but I want to update you. A few weeks ago I went to a dermatologist for an annual skin/mole check which Jess preemptively scheduled for me. There was a mole on the bottom of my foot and they wanted to remove it just to be careful “It came back as melanoma, but they are optimistic that we caught it in the early stages. Another dark spot appeared nearby, so today they examined that and removed a larger area around the melanoma in hopes that under the microscope they would see clear non-cancerous edges and we would know we had it.” I'm grateful for my hope of finding this early, but please consider this as a public service test for skin checks.

Ninja became perhaps the most recognizable name in streaming by playing Fortnite on Twitch since late 2017. Since then, he has ventured out of the video game sphere to become a major celebrity in his own right, appearing on TV shows and other media.

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the NHS He describes melanoma as a form of skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body, and advises people to be careful in the sun by using sunscreen. A new mole or a change in an existing mole may be signs of skin cancer.

Image source: Photography by Dennis Trusillo/Getty Images for Amazon Crown Channel

Wesley is IGN's UK news editor. You can find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can contact Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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