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Melanie Griffith treated for a recurrence of skin cancer

“Working Girl” star Melanie Griffith is working on recovering after a skin cancer recurrence forced her under the knife.

Griffith, 60, recently underwent treatment on her nose to remove basal cell carcinoma, Us Weekly reports.

The procedure is the actress’ second bout with the disease — in 2009, she had surgery to remove early stages of skin cancer and was left with a black eye.

At the time, her spokeswoman confirmed that Griffith had undergone the procedure early enough to prevent future complications.

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The actress’ health scare comes as a wave of famous faces have revealed their own battle with skin cancer.

“Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel told People Wednesday that she, too, is in the process of undergoing surgery to have her skin cancer removed after a growth on her face tested positive for basal cell carcinoma.

“While it is cancer, I am lucky to have it removed — so it won’t affect my overall health,” Frankel said.

Basel cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, with 4 million cases diagnosed each year in the U.S.

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The disease is typically caused by intense sun exposure, and can manifest itself in growths that look like open sores, red patches, shiny bumps or scars, according to SkinCancer.org.

Meanwhile, fellow “Real Housewife” Tamra Judge revealed last month that she had been diagnosed with melanoma after discovering a cancerous growth on her backside.

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