Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 29 January 2015

Reid reveals breast cancer scare

Breakfast TV presenter Susanna Reid
Breakfast TV presenter Susanna Reid

Breakfast television presenter Susanna Reid has described her fear on finding a lump in her breast, as she encouraged women to go for regular cancer checks.

The Good Morning Britain host and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant said she was terrified when she came across a small lump recently after being caught up in a play-fight with her sons.

Writing in The Sun the 43-year-old told of her relief when the lump was found to be a harmless cyst, but said she wanted to use the experience to remind others to check themselves and visit their doctor if they notice any changes.

She said the experience had "scared the heck out of me".

"I thought to myself: 'For the sake of my boys please don't let it be cancer'," she added.

After a visit to the doctor and a mammogram, which Susanna said was an anxious experience, she was given the all-clear.

The mother-of-three praised the work of the CoppaFeel! charity, which aims to encourage people, especially younger women, to check their breasts regularly to detect breast cancer early.

She described founder Kris Hallenga as "inspirational" for setting up the charity after being diagnosed with breast cancer aged just 23.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Aquarius:

You long to have some fun, but responsibilities require your attention. Set some reasonable goals and then reward yourself when you finish them in the allotted time. Having incentives will keep you focused and productive. Fortunately, a loved one is offering lots of support. Lean on this friend when you feel discouraged. With their encouragement, you'll be able to finish work in record time. After hours, you'll be able to share a good meal together. Do your best to balance work with play.More