Justin Thomas reveals melanoma scare, encourages others to get checked

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Published 9:46 p.m. ET Sept. 12, 2019

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Justin Thomas revealed Thursday he had a recent scare with melanoma that was discovered when he had a mole on his left leg checked out.

Thomas, who won the BMW Championship last month, shared a photo on Instagram that showed an incision and stitches on his leg. When a dermatologist checked out a very small mole on his leg, it was caught in the early stages of melanoma, Thomas wrote.

“Luckily, we found it at a time where there should be no problems going forward,” he wrote. “That being said, EVERYBODY GO GET CHECKED!! No harm can come from it and it’s the best way to catch anything before it becomes a serious issue. Especially for all the junior golfers (and other athletes) spending so much time in the sun.

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“It is so important to make sure you’re monitoring your body – no matter how old you are or how much sunscreen you use. It really got my attention, and hoping it does the same to y’all!”

It has been a challenging year for Thomas, who missed the PGA Championship with a wrist injury. After the Masters, he took off six weeks to heal…

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