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Eric Dane was diagnosed with skin cancer just last month. After successfully having treated the disease, the actor is now opening up to OK! magazine about his struggle.

We're gonna try and not be a cynic for a moment. Hopefully Dane is speaking out to increase awareness and encourage people to get examined regularly. And, if he did get paid for the interview, which he probably did, hopefully he's donating the money to some cancer charity!

The Grey's Anatomy star first detected something was wrong when he looked in the mirror and saw what looked like chapped lips but clearly wasn’t.

“I went to my dermatologist,” Dane tells OK!. “He said it was malignant tissue caused by sun damage."

The malignancy was treated by freezing the cancerous tissue off with liquid nitrogen. Unfortunately for Eric, the actor had a severe reaction to a cream given to him for his lip after the treatment . “My skin is very sensitive and my lip was traumatized by the procedure I had to go through.”

That doesn't sound very pleasant!

His lip’s overreaction to the medication created a painful scenario that made eating difficult, if not impossible. “I didn’t eat very well for a couple of weeks and lost a bunch of weight,” Eric explains, estimating that he dropped at least 10 pounds off his 6'1" frame while dealing with his cancer.

Thankfully, though, Dane is better now.

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128 comments to “Grey's Anatomy Star's Cancer Battle!”

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  1. nik says – reply to this


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    first…

  2. siempre soplo pito says – reply to this


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    firsttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
    it means the world to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  3. Missy says – reply to this


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    He would still be delicious- even without lips.

  4. siempre soplo pito says – reply to this


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    i am first AGAIN fuckerssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  5. Zack says – reply to this


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    too bad

  6. COCKPITOAGARRO says – reply to this


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    FIRSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
    I KNOW I WAS FIRST, THIS IS 3RD
    I AM THE SHIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  7. L says – reply to this


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    I hope he get better.

  8. HEather says – reply to this


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    Ahhh, I love him

  9. NOT MCSTEAMY!!! says – reply to this


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    NOOOOO ERICS TOO SEXY TO DIE!!!! …first?

  10. soplasmucho says – reply to this


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    WHERE ARE ALL MY FUCKING COMMENTS???
    I WAS FIRST BITCHES
    I AM FIRST
    TODAY AND ALWAYS
    FUCK U ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

  11. christina yang says – reply to this


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    poor mcsteamy!

  12. cLXCKj:L says – reply to this


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    aldskfjalkdj

  13. say what says – reply to this


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    HIS FUGLY FLAT ASSED WIFE SHOULD BE THE ONE WITH CANCER AS SHE RAN OVER THAT LITTLE BOY YEARS AGO AND EVEN AFTER THAT SHE CRASHED ANOTHER CAR, ACCORDING TO HER DAD. DUMB WHITE BITCH SHOULD DIE. I HOPE SHE HAS NIGHTMARES EVERY TIME SHE GETS BEHIND THE WHEEL

  14. say what says – reply to this


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    HIS FUGLY FLAT ASSED WIFE SHOULD BE THE ONE WITH CANCER AS SHE RAN OVER THAT LITTLE BOY YEARS AGO AND EVEN AFTER THAT SHE CRASHED ANOTHER CAR, ACCORDING TO HER DAD. DUMB WHITE BITCH SHOULD DIE. I HOPE SHE HAS NIGHTMARES EVERY TIME SHE GETS BEHIND THE WHEEL

  15. TENGO GANAS DE PITO says – reply to this


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    TENGO GANAS DE PIIIIIIIIIIITOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  16. amy says – reply to this


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    Hello

  17. Rachel says – reply to this


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    NOOOOO

  18. kelpie says – reply to this


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    Sheesh, what a minor ordeal. Awareness is great but they billed it like he had half his intestines removed and went through chemo. A sore lip and losing 10 pounds is not a coverstory worthy hardship.

  19. case says – reply to this


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    first

  20. master patrick says – reply to this


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    hmmmmmmmm* good luck*

  21. c says – reply to this


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    !

  22. exile on main street says – reply to this


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    OH PLEASE !!!!!

    IT'S FUCKING SKIN CANCER !!!! EASY TO CURE !!!!!

    what a DRAMA QUEEN.

    try dealing with lung cancer, or liver cancer — or go through what farrah fawcett is going through.

    what a fool.

  23. Queen Bee says – reply to this


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    this is story is sooooooo PATHETIC, what happened with US magazine, they did not hav e anything better to put onthe cover. Believe me, I know that Cancer is a very sensitive issue, but this McIDIOT is talking about it for publicity for HIMSELF!!! not because he cares about raising awareness or money for the cancer fight…..
    He should just have kept it to himself
    IDIOT!!!!!!!!!

  24. niki says – reply to this


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    skin cancer? give me a fuckin break… it's not like he was dying of melanoma, like some people do! what a retarded grasp for publicity. 10 pounds?! oh noooooo… if I get the flu I'll drop 10 lbs. I don't see the big deal. Wear sunscreen next time, tard.

  25. big deal ! says – reply to this


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    i've had those things frozen off of my face many times.

    it takes 2 seconds, and it heals up in a few days. NO PAIN.

    how embarrasing for him acting like it's a big deal !!! it's NOTHING.

  26. Queen Bee says – reply to this


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    AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Still so irritated
    His fuc***ng Lips were chapped!!!!! US magazine calls it "a fight against cancer" WTF???? how many timesdid he endure chemo??? radiation????. He went to the dermatologist and they took care of it…probably in a 20 minute session of scrubing the damn lips…..HARDLY a fight

  27. Jessika says – reply to this


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    Are you freaking kidding me? Skin cancer is not serious.

  28. QueenBee says – reply to this


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    AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Still so irritated
    His fuc***ng Lips were chapped!!!!! US magazine calls it "a fight against cancer" WTF???? how many times did he endure chemo??? radiation????. He went to the dermatologist and they took care of it…probably in a 20 minute session of scrubing the damn lips…..HARDLY a fight

  29. Queen Bee says – reply to this


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    this is so stupid…. I cant stand the idiot. I have a family member that died of lung cancer, and my best friend had a cancerous tumor in her brain (and survied thank god)….I guess thats why i find this story so stupid he better be donating that money to a cancer charity…IDIOT

  30. tahoephantom says – reply to this


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    pathetic. this joker had actinic keratoosis (sun damage which may be a PRE-cancerous change) and is pumping it as though he nearly lost his life.

    perez, you've got a lot of MD fans here (me among them) so dare to be different and check these medical PR stunts out rather than being a common gossip-monger whose professional condcut is guided by sensationalism rather than integrity.

  31. CelebGossipWhore says – reply to this


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    Oh booo the fuck hooo. Dumb ass had freaking chapped lips. He is pathetic.

  32. Anna says – reply to this


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    famewhore is there anything people wont do for a buck?

  33. jimmyjazz says – reply to this


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    FUCK! FIRST OF ALL PEREZ, YOUR FIRST CONCERN SHOULDN'T BE WHETHER HE'S GETTING PAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    AFTER ALL PEREZ, YOU'VE YET TO ANSWER ALLEGATIONS THAT THE CLINTON CAMP PAID YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. I'M INCLINED TO BELIEVE THEY DIDN'T..NOT BECAUSE YOU WOULDN'T TAKE IT BUT BECAUSE I THINK HILLARY WANTS TO KEEP HER NOSE AS CLEAN AS POSSIBLE.
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    SECOND OF ALL, HOLY FUCK. JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW FRAGILE WE ALL ARE AS HUMANS. HERE'S ERIC DANE…TOTAL BEAUTIFUL HUNK OF A MAN IN THE HOTTEST SHOW ON TV…AND EVEN A YOUNG STUD LIKE HIM CAN GET SICK. THINK OF THAT THE NEXT TIME YOU WANT TO GET SNIPPY WITH A WAITER OR A CLERK. THAT PERSON YOU CUT OFF ON THE FREEWAY THIS AM MAY HAVE JUST LOST HER MOTHER FOR EXAMPLE.

  34. fuck says – reply to this


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    fuck him and his ugly ass wife

  35. lori says – reply to this


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    Fuck HIM! A MONTH??? and it was successfully treated? Gimme a fucking break! Ive been battling it for 5 years and just had a huge chunk of my neck and chest cut out a week ago and still dont have the pathology report back to know if it was successful or not.

    one month doesnt not equal a 'battle'. piss on him.

  36. How pathetic says – reply to this


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    Give me a fucking break. It's an insult to all the people who really suffer from cancer. Why don't they talk about the person his cunt wife killed? Better yet, shave the bitch's head to make a wig for someone with serious cancer.

  37. tdawg says – reply to this


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    any kind of cancer is bad. you shouldnt sit there and compare fucking diseases agaisnt each other like a bunch of fucking morons. people die from skin cancer too so shut the fuck up!

    hope he gets better we need some mcsteamy

  38. Ruby says – reply to this


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    umm, ok. No offense, but I'm in med school, and it's not like this guy had a MELANOMA (i.e. cancer that metastasizes, spreading everywhere in the body). In that case, they would have cut out a chunk of his lip and he'd be deformed. He most likely had an actinic keratosis, which is easy to freeze off, and even if it turned into squamous cell carcinoma, it's not exactly as DEADLY as he's making it out to be. His reaction was to the nitrogen that was used to freeze off the AK, not the "cancer" itself, what a whiny bitch!

  39. Amanda says – reply to this


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    Not McSteamy! I so didn't know that! Scary - Poor thing.

  40. Krista says – reply to this


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    i agree! wow a month! 10 lbs! thats fucking nothing! my fater will be dead in 3 months from pancreatic cancer, and in 3 months hes list 50 lbs!!. so you couldnt eat for a few weeks oh no. a wifes heartbreak, ya fucking right. a wifes heart break would be my 54 yr old mother missing the man who used to be her husband, not knowing what she is going to do while she sits there watching the man she loves die. or telling me how she wants to kill herself. my father cant come to my wedding on valentines day. you had to skip a few meals? big deal. ok magazine should put up a real survivor story , fuck you mcdillhole.

  41. Stephanie says – reply to this


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    Wow. I was afraid I was being an asshole when I was about to say fuck you to OK magazine for making a big deal out of this. Obviously Perez Hilton readers more than outdo me. Yeah skin cancer isn't fun but it's the least lethal cancer there is with only killing 5% of its victims and he probably didn't even have a melanoma which is the cancer that kills those 5%. I've known many people with simple skin cancers like that which repeat and every couple years they need to get it freezed off or something. Big fucking deal. And 10 pounds in a month? OMG. I've done that easy.

    I'm sorry. This really pisses me off. Wake me up when you have a real problem to complain about.

  42. You're the fucking moron says – reply to this


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    Re: tdawg
    People don't die from the type of skin cancer he had. They die from melanoma, which is serious. Check your facts. Glad for you that obviously no one close to you actually suffered from cancer.

  43. ooohh la la says – reply to this


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    whatever! he's totally hot as hell.

  44. Caitlin says – reply to this


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    I can't believe how awful some of you are. That itself is offensive to those who are effected by any type of cancer in any stage. Skin cancer is serious! My 21 year old cousin is DYING right now of skin cancer, because she used tanning beds just like every other girl at her high school. She won't live another year but it could have been completely prevented. It spreads to other parts of your body- in her case, it went to her lungs and since she has never smoked a day in her life they didn't catch it until stage 4- don't think that skin cancer is just something you can always cut or freeze off, especially if you don't notice it. Don't think that it takes years and years of damage to effect you- she JUST turned 21. If his interview helps raise any sort of awareness, then I applaud him.

    WEAR SUNSCREEN. Protect yourself. For my cousin it is too late. If anything, do it for people like her. You don't know what you have!

  45. Caitlin says – reply to this


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    "Skin cancer is easy to deal with." Please stop spreading this lie! People like you are the reason young men and women are dying from exposure! It hurts so much to read something like that when someone close to you is about to die from skin cancer! Cancer spreads!

  46. Nick says – reply to this


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    Re: exile on main street – You do realize that melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer with the lowest cure rate right? Although it obviously sounds like he didn't have melanoma, skin cancer isn't by any means easy to cure.

  47. JOEyOh says – reply to this


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    I MEAN REALLY ANGELINA IS ABSOLUTELY DIVINE! Mirror Mirror on the wall who's the fairest of them all? La Divina Angelina of course, that's all…

  48. ---------- says – reply to this


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    why would you hope he donates the money???
    It's no different to any other star talking about their personal problems.
    He can do what he wants with his money, I find it weird that you randomly came out with that for this guy

  49. meeeeee says – reply to this


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    he looks like Mark Wahlberg (not sure if the spelling is right)
    Actually, a cross between him and Heath.

  50. che says – reply to this


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    Re: kelpie – oh my god how DARE you!! my dad had malignant melonoma and believe me its serious - it is a very harsh form of cancer that spreads very quickly, into lymph nodes, blood, other body organs. its just as bad as any other cancer - people who play it down are idiots. and the thing is the doctor told my dad that chemo isnt an option really. luckily they caught my dads before it spread *hopefully* although it had gone quite deep. he has to have his skin monitored and go back every 3 months for check ups to make sure it hasnt spread / doesnt come back. Dont be so ignorant about this its a very serious type of cancer - our family went through HELL with worry each time he had tests and we waited for results!! Luckily this guy had his removed in time, i hope he is ok.

  51. che says – reply to this


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    Re: exile on main street – not easy to cure if its spread to lymph nodes, all other organs and ur brain!!!! stop playing it down it is very serious and comments like that are very upsetting to people who hav been through the ordeal of skin cancer and their families, and people who have had family members die from it! i hope if u ever get it that they catch it in time…

  52. che says – reply to this


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    Re: niki – excuse me- if u read it says 'malignancy' meaning malignant melonoma!! which is SERIOUS and you can die from it! get wise!! and by the way ppl who are sayin use sunscreen - malignant melonoma doesnt just come because of the sun - my dad was never a sun worshipper - it can be in the genes and form simply from a mutation in a gene - go ask ur doctor. i have 50% chance of getting it, so i have to be monitored so they can get rid at the first sign of it

  53. che says – reply to this


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    Re: big deal ! – what type did you have?? basal cell/some other kind/ or melonoma?? melonoma is a big deal and believe me it takes more than freezing something off - my dad had to keep having chuncks of skin cut out to try to get rid of it - u should have seen the scars on his back. think befor u speak LOOK UP MALIGNANT MELONOMA ON THE INTERNET AND UL SEE HOW SERIOUS IT IS. - its one of the most COMMON CANCERS PEOPLE DIE OF

  54. Soph says – reply to this


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    people DIE of skin cancer u MORONS!!! how dare u say that its nothing!! that is very offensive! it is an AGGRESSIVE type of cancer which once it spreads is VERY DIFFICULT TO TREAT!! get ur facts right! go look on the internet about malignant melonoma! - it may just OPEN UR EYES!

  55. feb says – reply to this


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    Skin Cancer is a big deal - U can die from it - I should know

  56. Chris says – reply to this


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    Wow. What a battle.

    I myself have already been through surgery, five of six chemo treatments, will need more surgery to remove body parts, and will have that followed up by physical therapy and two months of radiation. I am bald, sick from the chemo, bloated from the steroids, hating the side effects of all the meds I have to take, not looking forward to losing parts of my body and am dreading having to do this five more months. When I am done, I will have been undergoing some sort of cancer related treatments for a year.

    But… Eric Dane, what can I say. Your trip to the dermatologist and your ten pound weight loss must have been traumatic. Certainly worthy of a front page on a tabloid. What a nightmare. I can only imagine how horrible it must have been. Glad you caught it early.

    You'll have to excuse me though. Some of us have the serious sh*t to get through, and won't even get a mention in a local newspaper much less a national tab.

  57. Dana says – reply to this


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    People do die from skin cancer but most dont. 10 pounds isnt a scary weightloss. Typical OK making this out to be a big deal when its not.

  58. manda Lu says – reply to this


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    seriously jon lester from the red sox was seriously ill. yea hsure skin cancer is a killer too, but try having cancer on and off for three fucking years like me. It's not fun especially since i'm raising a two year old alone… damn

  59. Doug says – reply to this


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    A Mole!!! He had a fucking MOLE removed!!! His "Fight" lasted about ten minutes and then he had a couple of stitches! Candy ASS!!! Ooooooh! The cream gave him a reaction! What an insult to all those out there actually fighting cancer who don't need nor want sympathy.

  60. I SURVIVED CANCER says – reply to this


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    THATS RIGHT I'M A CANCER SURVIVOR. A LONG TIME AGO I HAD CLITORIS CANCER. MY LESBIAN LOVER CHEWED IT OFF. I HAVE BEEN CANCER FREE FOR 5 YEARS NOW. I CAN'T HAVE AN ORGASM BUT AT LEAST THERE'S NO MORE BOO BOO ON MY HOO HOO. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

  61. kate says – reply to this


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    WOW! Scary coincidence… just came back from the dermatologists for my 6 monthly check-up!… EVERYONE should get their skin checked out… no matter whether you are out in the sun a lot or not! Skin cancer is on the increase amongst young people.. if in doubt… get it checked!

  62. deidre says – reply to this


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    It's scary whenever anyone gets cancer. Did you notice how they intentionally left out what type of skin cancer it was. Basil Cell probably….. maybe squamas (sp?) I'm sure if it was the most aggressive type "melanoma" they would have definitely listed it…………. The other two are non life threatening if treated. Basil Cell takes about 20 year (if neglected), to do any serious harm

  63. Cancer no Joke says – reply to this


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    Some people posting comments have no clue when they say this is not serirous. I knew someone who ignored the same thing on their lip and she lost part of her face and almost her life. I think it is very brave and important that he came forward with this information.

  64. Jenny says – reply to this


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    If your skin cancer is a melanoma, it is very serious and scary - and you could die from it. If the doctors are successful in removing it, it could come back anywhere and at anytime — lymph nodes, organs, brain, etc. You don't know and you're always checking and hoping you don't find a lump somewhere. You can be young/old/in the prime of your life.

    It is something that no one should take lightly. I do not wish this on anyone. Please protect yourselves from the sun and if you have kids, protect them too.

  65. SUE MENGERS says – reply to this


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    Cancer-Schmancer….This dude it too hot to let go of. He needs to show more skin…I'm tired of watching him wearing clothes. Maybe GA can script a dream sequence where he's operating on anyone while naked…just his surgical mask (hides the skin cancer). Then he could romp around the hospital with sharp objects and a stethascope (sp?). I'm glad he's all better…maybe now we'll get to see him more and McDreamy less. How Patrick Dempsey got that title I'll never know

  66. layla says – reply to this


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    Perez who the hell are u to comment on whether someone gets paid for something or not-and even worse tell them where the money should go! You're such a dumb hypocrite and instead of wasting time on posting your idiotic opinions you should put it to better use such as spell check-website has gone way down man

  67. Reynolds Rap says – reply to this


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    Even better, he shows his DARK SIDE by being a CUTTER after hours….He goes to Seattles Gay bars and picks up young twinks who fall madly in "love" with him and let him play DOCTOR ….surgical sex….until the sun comes up. OMG! What a twist in the plot…McSteamy & Hyde….this could go on for several seasons without anyone ever expecting a thing until, of course, Dexter finds a scrotum in a bag of Bugles from a vending machine in the CIS cafeteria…THIS THING WRITES ITSELF!!! What Writer's Strike????

  68. heyraerae says – reply to this


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    please don't crack fun at this!!! this is NOT FUNNY and a very serious problem….. I had my fifth melanoma cut out last week & I'm only 21 years old!!!! I hope he raises much needed awareness to this cancer and donates that moolah to charity… or better yet, why not start one?! Isn't that the thing to do these days?

    It is very difficult mentally, not simply physically, with this condition… depression often is additional w/ the diagnosis, removal, recovery of this very serious cancer!!

  69. Rozzy says – reply to this


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    I don't watch Grey's Anatomy,….. but God he's gorgeous!

  70. SUE MENGERS says – reply to this


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    You Fukn Knt!!!! Leave Perez alone. If it weren't for him, we wouldn't know any of the following litany of Hollywood SCOOPS that make our day…1. Oprah and Madonna at Britney's hospital. 2. Mary-Kate spending hours walking around un-noticed at LAX…several times/week 3. Christian Brando having AIDS. 4. Lynne Spears getting tuff on Osama. 5. Heath Ledger's autopsy reveals no drug overdose. 6. Larry Birkhead pimps Dannielynne at Anna Nicole's grave. 7. Charo making a comeback. The list goes on and on and you should give Mr. Perez Hilton a big THANK YOU for bringing this stuff into our workplaces…..He's the only credible source….I refuse to listen to anything that hasn't passed through Perez's hands…so-to-speak. I've been in the BUISINESS long enough to know who is ON THE BEAM who AIN'T. Perez is totally hooked-up.

  71. Miss Termann says – reply to this


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    OMG, I hope all works out for him. He's amazingly hot and very good in Grey's. He can shoot down my throat if it'll help. Eric call me I swallow.

  72. Spiff says – reply to this


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    Re: kelpie – I agree completely!

  73. Camilla Rocks says – reply to this


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    Re: heyraerae – Dear, I'm sorry for your pain. I too have fought the noble battle with cancer…Take heart, my child, for yours is a pain shared by many. You will be fine…medical science has made huge progress with this type of cancer….you're catching the villan early enough to stop it in it's tracks. Stay inside and try to find your own sense of humor…that will help you and stimulate your immune system. Don't take this stuff so seriously….it's just people dealing with too much pain…they have to vent. Keep smiling…you very well may have many years of good health left. Don't focus on the cancer….focus on the NOW…God bless.

  74. kurt says – reply to this


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    I would never go to a doctor for anything as banal as chapped lips. Lucky for him he did, if he had developed cancer the doctors would have had to remove his lip. I would've been pretty freaked by that thought.

  75. Camilla Rocks says – reply to this


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    Re: Miss Termann – I'm shocked that you would admit to doing something that I find so utterly disgusting. Charles has asked time and again, but I simply refuse. And look what I got…a royal title!!! Never give away your sensual secrets, my dear….too much information. To swallow or not…keep your mouth shut then surprise him. It's important to keep some sort of surprise reseved for the boudoir, or bathroom stall, or parking garage stairwell, or wherever you perform your talents. Remember decorm.

  76. blablabla says – reply to this


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    DEAR GOD HE IS A LOOKER!!!
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    Too bad this whole thing seems like a bit of a tempest in a teacup. It's not like he lost a limb or his sight, or something??
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    I can see why it was hard for you not to be cynical Perez. The story should have been called
    "My fight against liquid nitrogen"
    …or maybe
    "My fight against skin cream"

  77. dee says – reply to this


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    what kind of skin cancer? if it was basal cell no big deal…squamous cell…a bit of a bigger deal, but usually topical…melanoma, now there's something to be worried about…often goes unnoticed or grows in an unseen place (scalp, inside the eye, between your toes) and will spread to other internal organs if left unchecked…sometimes requires follow up chemo and radiation whe left untreated. This sounds like he went thru an unpleasant situation, but certainly not life threatening…and considering all of our sun worshipping in the past, many of us can look forward to this sort of thing.
    Not quite a cover story, now, is it?

  78. J* says – reply to this


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    I believe Eric Dane's "cancer" was simply an actinic keratosis, the precancerous lesion, since the only treatment necessary was liquid nitrogen. I think it is wise to make people more aware of skin cancer but to make it seem like Eric Dane was going through a huge battle is a little too dramatic. There are people who truly are dying from skin cancer, not just being treated for precancerous growths. I do not think this particular story deserved a front-page headline but perhaps a person actually being treated for skin cancer would have been more appropriate.

  79. Chris says – reply to this


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    All of you who are criticising Mr. Dane need to be quiet. You don't KNOW that his cancer didn't spread beyond the lip area. Give him the benefit of the doubt already. Even if it didn't spread, he's doing a great thing by coming out about it and raising awareness. My father was diagnosed with melanoma a year ago, and let me tell you it hasn't been easy for him (or for us). Skin cancer is NOTHING to laugh about. And for those of you who asked about chemo and radiation - they don't work with skin cancer. Every cancer is different, and the treatments are different. Chemo and radiation AREN'T effective against skin cancer. So be quiet unless you KNOW that which you speak.

  80. Jenny Girl says – reply to this


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    It's a shame that OK magazine would waste our time with this supposed BATTLE with cancer. F-that! That wasn't a battle with cancer….he had a little skin cancer scare that was taken off and then he reacted to the procedure and couldn't eat! How about showing that article to real people battling real cancer…..SHAME ON THEM! There are other celebrities battling more severe cancer cases….how about shedding some light on the real battles being waged against the worst disease.

  81. Sarah says – reply to this


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    I am a dermatology Physician Assistant and I was laughing hysterically when I read this story. First of all what he had on his lips was not cancerous, it was PRE-CANCEROUS. 3% of these Actinic Keratoses in 15-20 years if untreated will develop into a Squamous Cell Cancer or a Basal Cell Cancer (both of which are minor skin cancers). I also had to laugh at his "trauma" after his treatment with most likely Aldara cream which is supposed to create an intense reaction, but not being able to eat! Thank you for one of the funniest stories I have read in some time.

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    Re: exile on main street – Okay, you have no idea about skin cancer obviously. I agree it was Squamous Cell which rarely spreads but if someone has melanoma (the spreading kind of skin cancer) that is no different than lung or kidney, or any other organ. Your skin is your LARGEST organ! So before you make ignorant comments about skin cancer publicly, check your facts. Skin cancer is the number one cancer killer in the age range of 20-30. And for anyone that reads this, get the facts at www.skincancer.org

  83. Jules says – reply to this


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    And by the way, Bob Marley died of skin cancer.

  84. carol says – reply to this


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    That story pisses me off for people that fight serious cancers, (i.e. lung, breast) I did work for dermatologist, this is quite a common cancer and in no way life threatening, and they have it on front cover, give me a freaking break!

  85. carol says – reply to this


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    That story pisses me off for people that fight serious cancers, (i.e. lung, breast) I did work for dermatologist, this is quite a common cancer and in no way life threatening, and they have it on front cover, give me a freaking break!

    Jules your right, melanoma is serious, but thats not what he had so the story in okay was ridiculious in giving it a front page spread! Come on okay magazine!

  86. Mc Give Me A Break says – reply to this


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    Chapped lips? Give me a break you crybaby whiner! Skin cancer is the easiest to cure. Awww poor baby the cream burned? I swear this man has a vagina.

  87. The Drunken Russian says – reply to this


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    SERVES HIM RIGHT FOR GOING INTO THOSE STUPID SUN BEDS AT THE TANNING SALON. MEN LOOK LIKE IDIOTS WITH A TAN! DOESN'T HE KNOW HE CAN GET A FAUZ ORANGE SPRAY ON TAN BOW???

  88. cancer is no joke...period! says – reply to this


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    You people are all ridiculous… just because he is not 'dying', I am sure it is still very emotionally draining to know that you have malignant cells in your body. At the very minimum, I applaud his and OK!'s efforts to help raise awareness about of the most common and deadly (in terms of number of people dying) disease affecting our generation. It's better than hearing some BS story about Angelina hurting her pregnancy or the same Britney news recycled again and again.

  89. JK says – reply to this


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    what a load of crap. MALIGNANT my ass. Malignant skin cancers are certainly NOT merely burnt off. They are cut out and sent for testing to check the area is all clear. In Australia this is just sooo run of the mill. My father gets about 30 per YEAR burnt off his face, arms and legs. Wow, he should make the cover of time.. ROFL

  90. Noelle says – reply to this


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    WHAT A F***ING JOKE! I work in a Platic Surgeon's office where we deal with skin cancer on a daily basis. This asshole is PATHETIC!!! Maybe OK mag should print a cover for the REAL survivors of CANCER. THis guy had nothing more than a minor lesion on his lip. And weight loss - what a total asss. NOBODY and I MEAN NOBODY that I have ever come into contact with has lost weight over a skin cancer be it squamous cell or basal cell. If this idiot turned out to have melanoma then I would be more sympathetic. This guy is such a loser! I have lost all respect for his pathetic ass!
    P.S. God Bless to all the REAL survivors of cancer and those who in the struggle to overcome it!!

  91. Amanda says – reply to this


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    I got scared until I read the story… it seems like he's just fine. My dad has had skin cancer on multiple occasions. They just zap the spots and he's all better.

  92. Grizzant says – reply to this


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    I never post comments here, but as a cancer patient, I feel this is a weak-assed call out for attention. I thought that my non hodgkins lymphoma treatments were a good break to me( since i was applicable for treatment with RetuxinMAB which was introduced to market about 5 years ago) rather than traditional chemotheropy. Also keep in mind I'm only 28. How about you send me some of that check to pay off my health insurance bills Mr. Dane???

  93. Jerds says – reply to this


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    Not to appear insensitive, but I've had the very same thing removed in the Dermatologist's office and it was NO BIG DEAL. Nothing to run to the press with a cry of relief and awareness. You do not even need an anisthetic. The Derm just sprays the stuff on your lip, freezes off the item, and then you develop a scab that will eventually fall off. We're talking a week (max) before your lips are back to normal.

  94. Jerds says – reply to this


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    oops, anesthetic,

    And one more thing, a good friend of mine passed away from Melanoma at the tender age of 33. That is something to raise awareness about, not something that can be quickly and painlessly removed at the Derm's office. I'm sorry, but this is a bit ridiculous.

  95. Michelle says – reply to this


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    I'm not one to belittle another's illness, but this guy got off easy. Go to a chemo ward, buddy. I've had skin cancer, too. In early stages, not such a big deal.

  96. vicky says – reply to this


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    Ayyy que hombre bello yummi

  97. Jules says – reply to this


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    Re: heyraerae – I've had melanoma twice, so I'm right there with ya. I have a scar 8 inches long and another 4 inches long. I also have all my lymph nodes removed under my arms. Besides that, I had about 15 other minor skin cancers removed. I grew up in Minnesota so I didn't spend a lot of time sun bathing. This could happen to anyone….trust me!

  98. :]. says – reply to this


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    First off, I am 18 and have had skin cancer at least 4 or 5 times. This is not a big deal; most def. not deserving of a cover.

  99. canada says – reply to this


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    boo hoo mcsteamy. a month-long ordeal? try years of fighting cancer and then i'll support you

  100. staryynight says – reply to this


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    isent it iron that it says "battle over britneys money" right above the barcode…all anyone wants from her theses days is money…its so sad

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