Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge, has been laying low during the show’s hiatus to treat a health scare.
Since the show stopped filming, Tamra revealed on Instagram she had gone through “skin removal surgeries” after being diagnosed with squamous cell skin cancer on her arm and leg.
Tamra has “decided to take a step back from the show and decide if she wanted to continue filming” with her costars who can be a drain on one’s energy. How ironic that Tamra is the one to be diagnosed with cancer when two seasons ago it was Brooks Ayers. According to the Cancer Treatment of America, says about Tamra’s type of cancer:
Squamous is the second most common skin cancer, accounting for approximately 20 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers. They develop from the flat, squamous cells that are the primary cell type making up the outermost layer of the skin, the epidermis. Squamous cell cancers usually grow slowly, and it is uncommon for them to spread, or metastasize, but they are more likely than basal cell carcinomas to invade fatty tissue beneath the skin or to spread even further.
During her break from RHOC, Tamra has been promoting the cause “Love Your Melon,” which gives beanies to children battling cancer as well as donate money raised to other pediatric charities.
And while Judge has not officially confirmed her return for next season, she let her Mother Trucker hat do the talking in a Monday, January 23, Instagram post that featured a photo of the “#HOUSEWIFE” hat with her own hashtag, “#stillahousewife.”