RHOBH Alum Teddi Mellencamp Provides Upsetting Update On Cancer Diagnosis

Teddi Mellencamp has given fans a shocking new update regarding her melanoma diagnosis. If you've watched "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," then chances are you've heard of the lifestyle personality. Throughout her time on the series and well after, Mellencamp has remained an open book about her life, including her health scares. In March, the "Two T's In A Pod" podcast host revealed that she had an emergency removal of a mole on her back. "This is a reminder to please go get your yearly skin checks. I had been avoiding mine [because] of anxiety for a very long time," she wrote on Instagram. 

The former Beverly Hills housewife went on to say that Kyle Richards noticed an abnormal mole and took her to the doctor, who said it looked like melanoma. After receiving the scary diagnosis, the reality star underwent a "big removal." However, on October 12 the TV personality shocked fans when she revealed that she had stage 2 melanoma after attending a follow up appointment. "Despite my anxiety, I listened to the doctors and went in for my 3-month skin check... I got the call this morning: Stage 2 melanoma," she wrote on Instagram. Now it now it looks like Mellencamp has given another upsetting update regarding her skin diagnosis.

Teddi Mellecamp revealed she's having another surgery

After receiving a stage 2 melanoma diagnosis at the beginning of October, Teddi Mellencamp was set to undergo removal of the abnormal mole on October 18. However, in an Instagram post, the former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star revealed that it was postponed due to more melanomas being found. "Due to so many melanomas in one area, they are worried to cut in there and try to remove because they aren't sure what they would be cutting into," she explained. The reality TV star went on to say that despite the roadblock, she and her doctors set up a new plan –– which included getting a positron emission tomography (PET) scan to see how far the cancer has spread. "Once you have a better understanding of the disease, the next step is talking about your treatment," she added.

In a follow-up social media post, Mellencamp revealed the results of her PET scan and said that the doctors think she's "predisposed to melanomas." She explained, "I will need wide encision surgery removal and nodal mapping. During the surgery, they will also do a sentinel lymphnoid biopsy." Towards the end of her post, the TV personality revealed that her surgery was scheduled for October 25. In addition to the procedure, she'll also be meeting with a geneticist to try and receive a BRCA2 mutation. "Thank you for the outpouring of love and support. Please go get checked," she wrote.

Teddi Mellencamp is keeping her spirits up

Since Teddi Mellencamp shared her cancer diagnosis, she has been receiving an outpouring of love and well-wishes from friends and fans. "Vanderpump Rules" star Ariana Madix, who also had a cancer scare in 2018, responded to Mellencamp's post, "teddi i am so sorry you are going through this. Wishing you all of the best and sending you all my love." Many stars of "The Real Housewives" franchises also showed their support. "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Jackie Goldschneider replied, "Keeping you in my thoughts and sending tons of love." Her fellow "New Jersey" castmate, Margaret Josephs, wrote, "Sending you love and prayers for a healthy, speedy recovery."

Following her grim update, Mellencamp shared an Instagram snap of herself smiling with her three children, Isabella, Slate, and Dove Arroyave. "Whenever I need a smile, a laugh, a snuggle... I know my family are a guarantee. What's something in your world that you know will life your spirits no matter what?" she asked fans. Many shared that like Mellencamp, their family is what brings them the most joy.

Teddi Mellencamp is grateful for her support system

Teddi Mellencamp is also keeping her spirits up by focusing on her business, All In by Teddi, which is an accountability fitness and health coaching program. The former housewife shared pictures of herself before and after she went through her weight loss journey on her Instagram feed and wrote, "Obviously I've been thinking about how life comes in waves and been so grateful for the support system I have, including @goallinbyteddi." She also offered her followers $200 off the initial package. Mellencamp went on to say that the support she received lifted her spirits and gave her the motivation to fight. In addition to the discount, she announced that she would be randomly picking two of her followers a "free Jumpstart." Pay it forward, right?

Mellencamp shared in her Instagram Story, "All In has been a saving grace for me in so many ways. Not only has it continuously held me accountable to my goals, but I've also been able to find support when I need it for life's challenges." Mellencamp is finding support in many ways through her challenging time, and many fans are wishing her a healthy prognosis.