A California man says social media might have saved his life, NBC News reports.
Alex Griswold, 24, says that after he posted a lighthearted video on TikTok last month, viewers urged him to have the mole on his back checked out by a doctor.
Two people who saw Griwold's "what it's like being married" video warned him that the mole looked cancerous.
On Friday, Griswold posted new content to the short-video sharing app in which he says, "Because of two kind strangers I avoided skin cancer."
The software developer with nearly 476,000 TikTok followers said a week after viewers noticed the irregular growth, he went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. A week later, he was told it needed to be removed. On Tuesday, he had the mole and an area around it cut out, he said.