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Farmer Wants a Wife star 'lucky and grateful' after making 'shock' discovery

"You may have just saved a life."

Farmer Wants A Wife's Claire Saunders shared that she feels "lucky and grateful" after making a "shock" health discovery.

Claire, who appeared on the show in 2023 and found love with farmer Andrew Coleman, took to Instagram this week to share a selfie taken in the car, with the reality star wearing a tiny bandage on the left side of her face.

Farmer Wants A Wife's Claire Saunders
Farmer Wants A Wife's Claire Saunders has shared that she is 'lucky and grateful' after making a 'shock' health discovery. Photo: Instagram/clairelsaunders

"Today I am lucky and grateful," she began a lengthy post. "My mum said to me about 6 months ago 'you should really go and get that looked at, it doesn’t look right,' referring to a little pimple mark I had on my face."

She continued, "I brushed it off and of course didn’t listen to my mum, until it came back another 4 times and then I finally got around to getting it looked at.

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"I went to the doctor and got a skin check, biopsy and to my absolute shock it turns out I have early stages of skin cancer."

Claire shared that she's lucky as they were able to catch it so early the treatment is a course of creams.

"Facts are, I have worn sunscreen every single day for as long as I can remember because of my heritage. I’m Aboriginal so when my skin sees the sun my pigment goes crazy dark, but I didn’t once think of wearing it to prevent cancer 😅.

Farmer Wants A Wife's Claire Saunders and Andrew Coleman
Claire appeared on the show in 2023 and found love with farmer Andrew Coleman. Photo: Instagram/clairelsaunders

"This is your reminder to GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED!"

Claire added, "@australianskincancerfoundation have a mobile truck that is free, look them up and go see them x."

One of the reality star's followers asked if she had a photo of the mark before having it checked, with the reality star saying it was "so small it didn't even come up in photos".

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"Wow, that's scary," the user responded.

"Doesn’t matter what skin colour you have, I lost a friend with beautiful olive skin last year to Melanoma," another commented. "If it wasn’t for her telling me to have my skin check I too could be another statistic with two melanomas caught at the right time. Make sure you have a check every year, glad [you're] okay."

"Thank you for sharing this lovely lady. You may have just saved a life," a third said.

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