Khloé Kardashian Wants You To Get Checked For Skin Cancer

I am a major advocate of protecting my skin, but I'm also all about those beach goddess vibes during the summer.

I consider the beach one of my favorite places in the entire world. But whenever I frequent it, my beach bag is always stocked up with the latest and greatest sunscreen.

Skimping on suntan lotion is something we shouldn't take lightly.

I'm downright serious when I say being mindful of buttering up before relaxing and soaking up those rays — in addition to re-applying lotion throughout the day — is critical.

We reported earlier this afternoon Khloé Kardashian opened up on her app about something super personal. Her essay is called, “My Skin Cancer Scare.”

Khloé wrote,

I've gone through this process a couple of times and I am so grateful that most moles have not been cancerous. However, there was one mole I had on my back that was skin cancer. I had 8 inches of skin removed. It was definitely painful because it was a lot of skin, but most of the time, the removals haven't been that bad.

This is really terrifying. Khloé had to undergo the removal of 8 inches of her skin.

Fans responded after she tweeted out the news.

The 32-year-old reality TV star is OK, but urges everyone to get their skin checked, too.

These are the three main kinds of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

According to the American Cancer Society, melanoma cancers can be recognized as black or brown, and can even take on the colors of white, pink, or tan -- this is definitely important to take note of. Melanoma is also the most severe type of skin cancer and could lead to death.

The Skin Cancer Foundation states we should do self skin exams every month to notice any changes in our skin. If you become familiar with your skin, you'll be able to detect when something seems out of the ordinary.

The Foundation even provides an easy step-by-step guide on how to examine your skin, along with other useful information when it comes to skin cancer prevention.

Citations: Early Detection and Self Exams (The Skin Cancer Foundation), Melanoma Skin Cancer (American Cancer Society)