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Emmerdale star Natalie J Robb opens up over breast cancer scare

Emmerdale star Natalie J Robb has opened up over a recent breast cancer scare.

Robb, who joined the soap in 2009, has opened up about finding a lump on her breasts last year, amid a storyline on the long running soap which saw Chas Dingle diagnosed with breast cancer.

Appearing on Lorraine as part of a dedicated Emmerdale segment, Robb, who plays Moira Dingle, encouraged viewers to be aware.

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"I had a scare last year," she explained. "I found a lump in my right breast and when I went in to see the doctor, he said he was more concerned about the one on my left."

Continuing, Robb explained the similarities between her experience and Chas's.

"I had absolutely no idea! Even though you're feeling for things, you're not really sure how to do it properly. So that's why it's so, so important.

"Luckily for me, they were benign. Be aware and check the boobies!"

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In the ITV soap, Chas has encouraged her brothers Cain and Caleb and her son Aaron to book genetic tests after learning the cause of her cause is the faulty BRCA2 gene.

Speaking about the storyline, Lucy Pargeter, who plays Chas, said: "I hope we can do it justice. It won't be all doom and gloom, there will be ups and downs just like with anything. But I hope it looks and feels real. And if just a few people get help for breast changes that do not feel or look right, it could do some good too."

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

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Emmerdale has worked with Breast Cancer Now on Chas's storyline. In addition to its website, Breast Cancer Now's helpline (0808 800 6000) is open 9am-4pm Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm on Saturday.

More information or support about living with breast cancer or treatment is available from organisations includingMacmillan Cancer Support, Coppafeel!, Cancer Research UK and Stand Up to Cancer.

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