'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 9: 'Dr Pimple Popper' patient wins battle with skin cancer
UPLAND, CALIFORNIA: Get ready to dive deep into the world of dermatology with the one and only Dr Sandra Lee, better known as 'Dr Pimple Popper.' For years, this brilliant doctor has been sharing her knowledge on all kinds of skin conditions, from blackheads to nodules, and everything in between.
In the latest season of her hit reality show, Dr Lee is faced with a patient unlike any she's seen before. James has a mysterious growth on his cheek that bleeds at the most unexpected moments, as if it has a life of its own. Dr Lee is determined to get to the bottom of this bizarre skin condition, and viewers can't wait to see what she finds out. If you're a fan of TLC's 'Dr Pimple Popper' (and honestly, who isn't?), you won't want to miss this exciting episode.
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Who is James?
Meet James, one of the brave patients who have sought the expertise of renowned dermatologist Dr Sandra Lee, also known as Dr Pimple Popper. But James is no ordinary patient. He's been struggling with a problematic skin condition for more than two and a half years. It all started with a tiny, flesh-like bump on his cheek that he thought was nothing to worry about. But over time, the bump grew larger and turned into a menacing-looking growth that occasionally bled. As if that wasn't bad enough, the bump now blocks James' downward vision, and he worries that it may soon take all of his vision. The bump is hard, dry and persistent, and James fears it could be a case of skin cancer. Without immediate treatment, James is at risk for serious complications. But he's not alone in this battle. His loving fiancee is by his side, offering the support he needs as they seek urgent medical attention. It takes immense courage to face a daunting health challenge, but James is determined to get to the bottom of this condition and overcome it. And with the help of Dr Lee and his devoted partner, he's well on his way to a full recovery.
What happened to James on 'Dr Pimple Popper'?
Dr Sandra Lee is no stranger to unusual skin conditions. When James came into her office with a strange bump on his cheek, she was very curious. The first thing Dr Lee noticed was that the bump looked "mad" She carefully touched and examined the growth, and James revealed that it burned a little when touched. He explained that he had had the bump for over two and a half years, but it wasn't until his fiancée encouraged him to see a doctor that he finally went to see Dr Lee. She joked that maybe the bump turned from a small bump to an angry bump because she knew James was coming on the show. But in all seriousness, she knew that this type of bump could be a sign of skin cancer. As a dermatologist, Dr Lee has seen countless cases of bumps that grow, bleed, and then heal, only to repeat the process over and over again. Such behavior can be a sign of skin cancer, particularly basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or the most serious form, melanoma. Melanoma develops in the cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Exposure to UV radiation from sunlight or tanning beds is a major risk factor for developing melanoma. If left untreated, it can spread internally and become life-threatening.
Despite the seriousness of the situation, Dr Lee is determined to help James and his fiancée get to the bottom of this disease. With her expertise and compassion, she's sure to guide them through this difficult time and find a solution that works for them.
This patient has an angry-looking growth on his face, and it might be skin cancer 😟 An all-new #DrPimplePopper is on tonight at 9/8c. pic.twitter.com/4F8z4CX0uy— TLC Network (@TLC) April 12, 2023
Where is James now?
James, a handsome Texan, was faced with a daunting challenge when he found out he had a Basal Cell Carcinoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that most often develops on areas of skin exposed to the sun, such as the face. But don't be fooled by his looks, James went through a surgery to get rid of the pesky bump on his face. Luckily, Dr Lee was there to remind us all not to ignore any suspicious skin bumps - a timely reminder for us all!
You may be surprised to hear that James emerged from the procedure barely scarred and looking as good as ever. That's right, he's now cancer-free and ready to take on the world again - starting with his upcoming wedding day!
Tune into TLC every Wednesday, at 9 pm ET to catch new episodes of 'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 9.