Michelle Heaton feels like a 'weight has been lifted' following cancer scare
Michelle Heaton feels like a "weight has been lifted" following her latest cancer scare.
The former Liberty X singer - who had a double mastectomy in 2012 followed by a full hysterectomy in 2014 after being diagnosed with a deadly cancer gene - has revealed she found two lumps earlier this year just as she thought her battle with the disease was over.
She said: "I think that you're lured into a sense of security.
"You're given a very low chance of contracting breast or ovarian cancer as you don't have much breast tissue or ovarian tissue.
"I never fathomed getting cancer in those areas again. You almost feel like you're bionic."
The 35-year-old star - who has children Faith and Aaron with husband Hugh Hanley - was so terrified of being diagnosed with cancer that she didn't tell Hugh about the lumps for two months.
She told The Sun newspaper: "I played it down. I put it to the back of my head. I just did not want it to be there."
However, as soon as she told him he made her visit her doctor straight away and Michelle was told there was a "50 per cent chance" they could be cancerous.
Speaking about the time she spent waiting to find out the results of her biopsy, the brunette beauty told The Sun newspaper: "I didn't let the kids or my husband see me but it gets to the point you just sit by yourself and cry. I've never done that through all the operations. I've always just got in with it ... I hadn't cried and I needed to do that. It wasn't feeling sorry for myself, it was just a release."
Luckily, once Michelle's results came back, she was told the lumps were benign but she now plans to be more "vigilant" and says she won't keep her worries bottled up any more.
She added: "I feel like a weight has been lifted. I feel like I needed to get rid of that negative energy and it's gone through crying.
"I needed the realisation I wasn't bionic. I feel so positive now and I check myself every couple of days."