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Molly-Mae has opened up about the 'golf-ball-sized' lump she discovered in her breast during a Q&A session with fans on Instagram.
You can watch her discuss it here:
Although doctors reassured Molly that after getting the lump checked, that there was no need to have it removed, she insisted on taking it out.
The 22-year-old told her followers: "I think, as a woman, to have to sort of just live with a big lump in your boob... to me it just did not feel right at all, it didn't sit well with me."
She added: "I think when you know something's not right with your body, you just know. And I didn't want to just sit and wait for years to come for the lump to potentially turn into something sinister."
In later Instagram Stories, Molly added that, to get her lump removed, she was "put to sleep" while doctors made an incision and removed the lump "as a whole", but assured any worried followers that the pain was "minimal".
Molly-Mae first opened up about finding a lump in her breast back in August 2021.
She told her fans in a YouTube vlog that the doctors had named the lump as a fibroadenoma - "a normal thing to get at this age."
While she insisted at the time that the lump was nothing serious, Molly-Mae said to her subscribers: "It's an important subject and we should all be checking our boobs and checking for lumps so we can do things like this."
Just months before she found the lump, Molly had been in hospital to have a mole removed from her leg.
After being told by two different dermatologists that it was nothing to worry about, Molly discovered that the mole was a malignant melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer.
Horrified that it had been passed off as nothing, she told followers at the time: "I just briefly asked this doctor when I was walking out. I was walking around with skin cancer on my leg! If I hadn't have asked, I'd still have that mole on my leg now and I'd be none the wiser. It could be spreading through my body, you just never know."
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