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Charlotte Crosby had cancer scare aged 18

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Charlotte Crosby had cancer scare aged 18

Charlotte Crosby had a cancer scare when she was 18.

The 'Geordie Shore' star found a lump in her breast when she was a teenager and that, along with the news that her pal and former 'Celebrity Big Brother' co-star Carol McGiffin had been diagnosed with breast cancer, has prompted her to check herself more regularly.

She said: "I love Carol and it was a massive shock. Massive. It did prompt me to check myself more. I always worry about this and I've had numerous trips back and forth to the clinic over the years. I'm really quite sensible like that."

Speaking about her own terrifying experience, she added: "When I was 18, I found a lump in my boob and went straight to the doctors with my mum. They sent me to the hospital for some tests and it turned out it was just an extra milk duct in my breast - but I do check regularly now."

Meanwhile, the 25-year-old beauty says she and boyfriend Mitch Jenkins have delayed their plans to buy a house together.

She explained to Now magazine: "We've had to put it on hold because I'm too busy at the minute. There's no trouble and we're stronger than ever - it's just not the time to be juggling my work with looking for houses."