Mark Wright has revealed how he grew increasingly concerned over a lump he discovered on his body as it began to ‘grow quite fast’.
The former Towie star recently had a 12cm tumour removed from his armpit, which was thankfully later found to be benign and not cancerous.
Opening up about his ordeal, Mark told OK! Magazine: ‘It was at first. They couldn’t tell me if it was a lipoma.
‘Even after ultrasound scans and MRIs and stuff, they still couldn’t tell me. It was just so big and it was growing quite fast, so that’s what was worrying for me.’
He added: ‘Instead of doing a biopsy, they whipped it out and then I got the results about a week later and found it wasn’t cancer. So it was scary up until that point, then I felt so much better.’
Mark, who is married to Our Girl actress Michelle Keegan, recently told Metro.co.uk that speaking out about his experience led to many people reaching out to him to say that he’d encouraged them to go and see their own doctors about lumps they’d been putting off getting checked.
The TV star explained: ‘I think it’s imperative to talk about it. I’ve had so many messages – I didn’t really think about it, but I was just like, “You know what, if one person who sees this post has got a lump they’re a little bit concerned about and had otherwise just left it, it might just save their life,” so I did it.
‘I’ve had so many messages, even an actor friend messaged me to say that he had a lump that was quite sore and that I reminded him to go and get checked.
‘He is all alright and everything, but it just reminds people to get checked just to be sure.’
Mark shared the results of the lump removal in December and said he was ‘so lucky’ to have been given the all-clear.
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