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Braith Anasta’s fiancée Rachael Lee bravely reveals skin cancer battle: ‘I automatically thought the worst’

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The fiancée of former NRL player Braith Anasta has bravely opened up about her skin cancer order.In a candid interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Rachael Lee revealed her devastation when five weeks ago her doctor diagnosed a cancerous lump on her…

The fiancée of former NRL player Braith Anasta has bravely opened up about her skin cancer order.

In a candid interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Rachael Lee revealed her devastation when five weeks ago her doctor diagnosed a cancerous lump on her stomach as Stage 1 melanoma.

The news left the 33-year-old in tears and shock, as throughout her life she had vigilantly gone for yearly check-ups. She did, however, miss one doctor's visit after she and Anasta welcomed their first child together, daughter Gigi, now two. Lee also has a 10-year-old son, Addison, from a previous relationship.

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"I missed getting my skin checked one year after having my daughter so I recently got a biopsy and the doctor said it should be fine, then a week later he called me and asked me to sit down," Lee recalled in the interview. "I was with the kids and Braith was at work and I just knew. He said, 'You have a melanoma,' and I automatically thought the worst."

Lee has since had the lump removed, with the harrowing procedure requiring 14 stitches. Now the mum-of-two — she also helps care for Anasta's six-year-old daughter, Aleeia, with ex-wife Jodi Gordon — has been advised to stay indoors between for most of the day. A tough ask for someone who lives in the beachside Sydney suburb of Coogee. And should she wander outside wit her family, she would need to wear SPF50+ sunscreen, hats and clothing. 

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"My whole lifestyle has to change. I have to get my skin checked every three months for the rest of my life and I can't be exposed to the sun without protection between 10am and 4pm," Lee told SMH.

While Anasta has been Lee's rock through her health battle, it no doubt would have been devastating for him given his mum, Kim, also battled breast cancer back in 2010.

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