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Gov Scott Treated For Early Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

Governor Rick Scott could be showing the early warning signs of skin cancer, after he recently underwent treatment for some precancerous cells.

While talking to reporters Monday, Governor Rick Scott confirmed he had some precancerous cells on his head. Scott says that’s why he had two small bandages.

“I had some skin cancer. It was pre-cancerous. So, it started bruising," said Scott. "Hopefully, it will go away. The story is I won the fight, right? Unfortunately, that was not true.”

Precancerous cells are one of the warning signs of cancer. A spokeswoman for the Governor’s office says the cells were removed as part of a standard preventative measure. If caught early, skin cancer can be cured.

Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.