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Susanna Reid Reveals Cancer Worries: ‘Good Morning Britain' Presenter Opens Up About Health Scare

09/08/2014 10:07 | Updated 09 August 2014

Susanna Reid has opened up about the worrying moment where she found a lump in her breast, leading her to suspect she could have breast cancer.

The ‘Good Morning Britain’ presenter made the discovery while she spending time with her children.

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Susanna Reid

Thankfully, the lump was found to be a harmless cyst, however, the experience has led Susanna to speak out and encourage other women to check their breasts for irregularities.

"Catching it early can help. So when I felt a lump recently, I knew it couldn’t be ignored. But it scared the heck out of me. Sitting on the sofa one evening with my kids, I got caught in a playfight between my boys and got a whack across the chest.”

"That night, as I checked out the slightly sensitive bruised feeling, I realised there was a bump there that I hadn’t felt before.

Susanna goes on to explain that the fear of cancer can sometimes be huge, that women may put off going to the doctor so that they don’t have to face the tests and possible diagnosis.

"But I knew seeing a doctor as soon as possible was the only way to know what I was facing.

"I was seen swiftly and treated sympathetically. There was an initial examination by the GP and a quick referral. Then there was another examination by a consultant and an ultrasound.

"There’s something painfully ironic about that ultrasound. The last time many women will have had one is to see their baby’s heartbeat. This time it wasn’t looking for something that you wanted to see.

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Susanna and her fellow 'Good Morning Britain' presenters

After a mammogram and an ultrasound, doctors confirmed to the TV presenter that her lump was a harmless cyst, which could be treated with ease.

Susanna has been off-air for the past two weeks and will return to her regular ‘Good Morning Britain’ spot later this month.

Susanna Reid

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