That's the message former "Bachelor" and Bachelorette" star Ali Fedotowsky-Manno had for her Instagram followers on Thursday before she revealed that she had been diagnosed with skin cancer.

"GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED!" the 35-year-old urged. "A couple weeks ago I found out I have skin cancer. When my dermatologist used the c-word, I just about fainted in his office. Thankfully, the type of skin cancer I have is rarely fatal and really never fatal when you catch it early."

"It’s called Basal cell carcinoma. Swipe to the third pic to see what my mole looked like before I got the biopsy done (so you know what to look for). It’s on the left side of my body. The scar right above my belly button is from when I had cells/skin that may be cancerous removed six months ago," the caption continued.

Fedotowsky-Manno's outcome is no doubt on the more positive side but that doesn't mean she isn't going to make some drastic changes when it comes to her skin and its preservation.

She wrote, "Needless to say, i’m never exposing my stomach to sun without sunscreen again!"


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The mother of two shared additional information about her diagnosis and treatment with followers in the social media post.

"Basal cell carcinoma is super common. The most common skin cancer. You probably know someone who has it. So it’s no big deal. But what IS a big deal is not treating it and treating it early," she shared. "That is why going to a dermatologist and getting your skin checked every year is SO important (I now go every 3/6 months)."

"The VERY first thing I did when I got diagnosed was text my family on a group text urging them all to get their skin checked. So I’m doing the same for all of you, my extended family, right here and right now. I’m lucky it wasn’t melanoma. And I’m lucky that I caught it early," Fedotowsky-Manno revealed.

"Moving forward I plan on making it a priority of mine to use the best natural products on my skin and be rigorous about applying sunscreen and reminding all of you to do the same! I love you guys! Take care of yourselves!" she concluded.

Fedotowsky-Manno first appeared on Jake Pavelka's season of "The Bachelor" before continuing her search for love on "The Bachelorette." She became engaged to Roberto Martinez on the finale of the show in 2010, however, the couple split in Nov. 2011.

The reality star is now married to Kevin Manno and they have 3-year-old daughter Molly and 1-year-old son Riley together.

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Ali Fedotowsky partners with the American Egg Board for an Easter Egg Art Sweepstakes.  Ashley Burns Photography