Susanna Reid's breast cancer scare
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 August 2014
Susanna Reid has revealed that she was shocked and scared after finding a lump on her breast and worried that it would turn out to be cancer, her worst fear
Susanna Reid had a breast cancer scare.
The 43-year-old television presenter - who currently hosts 'Good Morning Britain' - has revealed she feared the worst after finding a lump on her breast.
In an article for 'The Sun' newspaper, she wrote: "I realised there was a bump there that I hadn't felt before. I was shocked - and scared.
"It was a lump which could turn out to be the thing I was most frightened of. I thought to myself: 'For the sake of my boys please don't let it be cancer.'"
Susanna - who has three sons, Finn, Jack and Sam with her ex-partner Dominic Cotton - admitted she was nervous about the lump being checked out.
She explained: "The fear of cancer can be so great that there can be a temptation to put off going to the doctor, just so you don't have to face the tests - or a diagnosis.
"But I knew seeing a doctor as soon as possible was the only way to know what I was facing."
The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant - who received the all clear after a number of tests - described her relief at being told it was a cyst.
Susanna said: "Another ultrasound confirmed what the doctor initially suspected. My lump was a harmless cyst that could be treated immediately.
"As I left hospital, the consultant said: 'I want you to know you have nothing at all to be concerned about.'
"Those are the words you want to hear - and they still ring happily in my ears."