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Model Slick Woods is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for stage three melanoma cancer. The Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood cast member announced she was undergoing chemotherapy for stage 3 melanoma cancer on Wednesday.

The Fenty Beauty model, real name Simone Marie Thompson, is best known for her signature bald head and gapped front teeth.

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She shared an Instagram photo of herself sticking out her tongue while hanging out with her boyfriend Micky Munday and some friends. "How I feel about chemotherapy, shout out to everyone that gotta go through it #atleastimalreadybald," the 23 year old wrote in the accompanying caption. Woods joined the LHH franchise last year when she began dating Munday.

Woods told The Shade Room Instagram blog she was battling stage three melanoma cancer, meaning her cancer has spread to her lymph nodes. TSR added the star is "fighting for her life”.

While she didn't share the location of her cancer, melanomas typical involve the skin cells, such as in melanocyte cells, aka melanin-producing cells. It can appear on women's breasts, ears, arms, back and legs, but it can also occur in the mouth or mucous membranes, such as the vagina, intestines or bowels.

Skin melanoma is more dangerous because the cancer can spread quickly to other organs in the body if not treated early.

Risk factors for melanoma of the breasts include family history of breast cancer, exposure to the sun, friction caused by tight bras, age and inherited genes, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, starting periods early, starting menopause after age 55.

Woods' fans rushed to send their well wishes to the beauty following her initial post, but Slick took to her Instagram Stories to urge followers not to pity her, declaring: "Stop treating me like a victim."

Meanwhile, celebrity pals including Taraji P. Henson also sent supportive messages, with the Empire star penning: "You are already on the other side of this heathy (sic) and strong like it never happened. I adore you."

Power actress La La Anthony also wrote: "Love u sis."

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Former ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott died Sunday morning following a long battle with cancer. He was 49.

Scott was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer (cancer of the appendix) after he underwent an emergency appendectomy in 2007. An appendectomy is a surgical procedure to remove an inflamed and painful appendix. This condition is called appendicitis.

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Robin Roberts still standing

'Good Morning America' co-anchor Robin Roberts returns to work tomorrow (Feb. 20). The 52-year-year-old cancer survivor, who underwent a bone marrow transplant last Fall, believes she is up for the task. But friends and co-workers are not so sure. Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. Last year she learned she had a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome -- possibly a side effect of the anticancer drugs.

Another side effect of chemotherapy drugs -- baldness -- means Roberts will have to wear a custom lacefront wig on the set.

"Whatever. I'm thankful I have a pretty good shaped head," she says in an interview published in the Feb. 25th issue of PEOPLE. She is confident that her hair will grow back, but she isn't so sure about the 30-pound weight loss.

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Singer Natalie Cole, who was diagnosed with Hepatitis C, was recently hospitalized due to complications related to chemotherapy treatments according to People magazine.

Cole was in NYC promoting her just-released new album, Still Unforgettable, when she experienced a "set back," and had to be hospitalized, according to a family member.

Last week, Cole visited the set of "Entertainment Tonight" where she talked about her disease, saying, "This is a virus that was dormant in my body for 25 years. I had no symptoms, was feeling great, working out like a crazy person --- and this just keeled me over, like a feather... What I have is treated with chemo... every week."

However, chemotherapy is a treatment for cancer, not Hepatitis C. So why would Cole be receiving chemotherapy treatments, you ask?

The answer is the antiviral medication she's taking can be referred to as chemotherapy, although technically, they aren't classified as chemotherapy drugs.

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