Fortnite/YouTube Gamer Ninja’s Skin Cancer News

The Mirror picked up on the shocking news of 32 year old YouTuber and Fortnite gamer Ninja, who revealed that he was receiving treatment for melanoma skin cancer on his foot. 

The feature headlined:

“YouTuber Ninja’s skin cancer symptoms revealed after spotting sign on bottom of his foot”

Ninja (real name Tyler Blevins) initially shared his news on X (Twitter), saying:

“Alright I’m still in a bit of shock but want to keep you all updated. A few weeks ago I went in to a dermatologist for an annual skin/mole check that Jess proactively scheduled for me. There was a mole on the bottom of my foot that they wanted to remove just to be careful. It came back as melanoma, but they are optimistic that we caught it in the early stages.”

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The news of Ninja’s diagnosis has since been circulated widely and the online have wished him well with treatment and recovery.

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Expert Melanoma Advice by Dr Ross Perry

The Mirror contacted Dr Ross Perry, GP and founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, who outlined 3 telltale signs.

1/ Pearly lesions on the eyelids:

“The eyelids are a common place for skin cancer, around 85% to 95% of eyelid cancers in non-asian countries are basal cell skin cancers.

“Malignant (cancerous) growths on the eyelid can appear brown, black, red or flesh coloured (pearly) it’s important to be aware of any changes such as appearance, shape, colour and growth. They may be crusty or sore, itchy and tender and appear shiny and waxy looking.”

2/ Black marks under the nails:

“Subungual melanoma which can appear under a toenail or fingernail can easily be mistaken for a bruise. Repeated injury to finger – or toenails has been identified as a risk factor for developing subungual melanoma.

“Subungual melanoma can spread to other parts of the body if left so It’s important to get checked out as soon as you can.”

3/ Unexplained scars:

“If you have a scar like patch of skin which appears entirely out of nowhere and continually grows it could be a sign of Basal Cell Carcinoma which is a cancer that grows on parts of your skin that is exposed to a lot of sun.

“It is the least risky type of skin cancer as long as you get it checked out early.”

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dr-ross-perryDr Ross Perry

Dr Ross Perry often assists the media with his explanations and information. He has extensive experience as an NHS GP and skin cancer reconstruction doctor alongside his private work as Founder and Medical Director of the London Mole Removal Centre.

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