She opened up about the diagnosis on Instagram last night to her 1.2 million followers.
In the post, she talked about competing in another fitness competition at 50 years old, but she’s unsure of that due to her condition.
She says, “It looks like God has a different plan for me. I’m showing you this picture because this is what melanoma looks like."
Tamra has always been a tough fighter on television, and that mirrors how she is facing this battle and wants everyone else to do the same.
"I don't want sympathy, I want you to save YOUR ass and get your skin checked," the OC beauty wrote. "This was just a small black flat freckle.... I had no idea!”
She talks about her faith as well, saying that it's strong and ending with some humor by saying "my a*s ain't bad either."
Tamra is keeping an upbeat attitude about it all, saying "I've been a little sad, worried and pissed off. But we caught it early and that makes me happy."
She uses the hashtags #awareness and #skincheck at the end of the post, in hopes that others will get checked and hopefully avoid this disease.
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