Charlotte Crosby discovered own lump after mother's cancer diagnosis

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Charlotte Crosby discovered own lump after mother's cancer diagnosis credit:Bang Showbiz
Charlotte Crosby discovered own lump after mother's cancer diagnosis credit:Bang Showbiz

Charlotte Crosby discovered a lump just days after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The 32-year-old reality TV star was shocked when her beloved mother Letitia was diagnosed after a routine mammogram and then Charlotte was worried after she also discovered a lump.

She told The Sun newspaper: "I became so much more aware of my own body. And then I found a lump literally just after mum was diagnosed.

“I went to get it checked out straight away. Luckily it was nothing bad."

Speaking about her own diagnosis, Letitia, 53, said: "It was just a routine mammogram, I have never missed one. When they told me it was cancer I was floored.

“I no symptoms, no lumps, nothing. The mammogram has helped save my life – they should be inviting women of all ages to one every single year. Not just women over 50.”

And Charlotte admitted she couldn't accept the news of her mother's diagnosis at first.

She said: "When mum got the letter from them she said she thought something was wrong.

“But I was so adamant it wasn’t. I said, ‘You’re being stupid and worrying over nothing.’ I was so adamant it was going to be fine. I didn’t even entertain the fact it would be cancer.

“When she called and told us it was cancer, I said: No it’s not.’ She was like, ‘No I have been told it is cancer.’ But I still didn’t believe it because I was so adamant it could not be that.

"There was a really low part.

“Mum went into a negative place. And there is only so much you can tell yourself your mam is going to be OK, when your mam is saying: ‘I am going to die, I am going to die,’

“And I remember mam saying it so much that I get into my head, ‘Mam is going to die.’

"But she changed her mind-set when she saw how upset I was.”