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Kerry Katona has spoken out about her frightening cancer scare after finding a lump underneath her armpit.

The Atomic Kitten star says her “life flashed before her eyes” when she discovered the lump while in the shower, prompting her health anxiety to “kick in”.

Writing for OK! Kerry, 42, opened up about her ordeal following news that model Danielle Lloyd was rushed to hospital with cysts on her ovaries.

Kerry said: “I really felt for Danielle Lloyd last week when she shared details of her cancer scare. I hope she’s OK. It’s such a scary thing.

“I once found a lump underneath my armpit in the shower and it was around a similar time that Sarah Harding was diagnosed, which put the fear of God in me.

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“My life flashed before my eyes and that’s when my health anxiety really kicked in. I had the realisation that we’re not all immortal and that your health is not always something you can control.”

Her right breast had also “swollen to about five times bigger” than her left and Kerry went to the doctor to get it checked.

Luckily, scans confirmed that the lump was a lymph node that had gotten damaged in a surgery she’d had a year before.

Appearing on Steph’s Packed Lunch in 2021, Kerry explained: “I had surgery about a year and a half before on my breast, and everything was fine.

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“I kept getting an achy feeling in my breast, it was so painful, I knew, something was not right.

“When I found the lump I did the worst thing I could possibly do, I went on Google, and it showed the lump and the swelling, the difference in my breast was so dramatic.”

Kerry ultimately decided to leave the lump as it was harmless but urged her fans to get checked.

It comes after the mum-of-five has been battling another “crippling” health issue after being diagnosed with scoliosis, a curvature of the spine.

The condition has left her in horrendous pain for several years and she was recently forced to postpone her No Regrets tour.

Writing for New Magazine, the I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! star said: “Ultimately, the doctor told me I needed complete rest and had to put my health first…

“I’ve lived with chronic pain for years, so to actually get a diagnosis and have a plan of action to try and give it treatment – I feel validated and cried because I was in so much pain.”

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