Pregnant Charlotte Crosby found own lump days after mum’s breast cancer diagnosis
Former Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby has admitted she didn’t believe her mother Letitia at first when she told her she had been diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram
Charlotte Crosby has revealed she found a lump in her own chest just days after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Earlier this year, the reality TV star learned that she was pregnant but was dealt a devastating blow when her mum Letitia went for a routine mammogram.
Now, the mother and daughter duo are calling upon the government to lower the age of mammogram screening invitations after 53-year-old Letitia prepares to start chemotherapy and radiotherapy in a fortnight.
Speaking about her experience, Letitia explained: “It was just a routine mammogram, I have never missed one. When they told me it was cancer I was floored.
Charlotte Crosby has revealed she found a lump in her own chest just days after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer
“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,” she continued to The Sun.
“Mam had no symptoms. There were no signs,” Charlotte added, before revealing that she also found a lump in her breast too.
“I became so much more aware of my own body. And then I found a lump literally just after mum was diagnosed,” the 32-year-old said.
“I went to get it checked out straight away. Luckily it was nothing bad.”
Charlotte with her mum Letitia and her grandmother
Charlotte, who is eight months pregnant, tried to reassure her mum before her diagnosis that nothing was wrong.
“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,” the former Geordie Shore star admitted.
“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.”
Charlotte with her mother Letitia
Reality TV star Charlotte is eight months pregnant
Letitia has undergone surgery to remove a tumour and the surgeons also reconstructed her breast at the same time.
Next month she will begin an intensive course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy to ensure all of the cancerous cells are gone.
“Her boobs look perfect, it is incredible what the doctors have done,” Charlotte said.
“They took 12 centimetres out of mum – that is a big chunk of boob. I have seen them now and they look incredible. I said, ‘Mam, it’s like you’ve had a mini boob job’.”
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