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08th Jun 2015

Michelle Heaton Speaks Out About New Cancer Scare Three Years After Having Her Breasts Removed

"I never fathomed getting cancer in those areas again."

Megan Cassidy

Michelle Heaton has spoken out about finding two lumps in her chest, three years after having her breasts removed. 

The singer-turned-reality star had preventative surgery in 2012 after discovering she had a gene which dramatically increased her risk of developing breast cancer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19:  Michelle Heaton and Hugh Hanley attend the UK Premiere of "Cinderella" at Odeon Leicester Square on March 19, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Michelle married personal trainer Hugh Hanley in 2010. 

However the mum-of-two has revealed that she found two pea-sized lumps earlier this year.

Tests in March and again in May proved inconclusive, however the Liberty X star was given the all clear late last month.

She told The Sun: “I never fathomed getting cancer in those areas again. You almost feel like you’re bionic.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Hugh Hanley and Michelle Heaton with their children Faith and Aaron Jay attend Dora and Friends: Into the City! UK Premiere at The Empire Cinema on November 2, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
The couple are parents to Faith (3) and AJ (1). 

Michelle, who is married to personal trainer Hugh Hanley, revealed that she tried to keep the nightmare to herself.

She admitted: “I didn’t let my husband or the kids see me but it just gets to the point you just sit by yourself and cry.”

The popstar revealed that the scare has encouraged her to be more vigilant and to “always keep checking because you can never get rid of all the tissue.”