Susanna Reid reveals breast cancer scare
09 AUGUST 2014
has opened up about the breast cancer scare that "scared the heck" out of her
The 43-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter
revealed that she was terrified to find a lump on her breast and is encouraging woman to have regular cancer checks
Writing in The Sun
, mum-of-three Susanna, told the story of her experience including her relief at being given the all-clear by doctors
Susanna Reid at the BAFTA Awards
The former Strictly Come Dancing
competitor came across the lump after a play fight with her three sons Jack, Sam and Finn.
"I thought to myself: 'For the sake of my boys please don't let it be cancer',"
she said, before undergoing a mammogram which revealed that the lump was a harmless cyst.
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Susanna has since praised the work of the CoppaFeel! campaign
, which aims to encourage people, particularly younger women, to check their breasts regularly to help detect cancer as early as possible .
The Bristol University graduate described CoppaFeel!'s founder Kris Hallenga as "inspirational"
for setting up the charity after being diagnosed with breast cancer when she was just 23.