Mark Wright has revealed that he has received a lot of positive and grateful messages from people who have had their benign tumor checked out after talking about it.
The 34-year-old former TOWIE star had a non-cancerous 12cm mass removed from her armpit last month and has now been given the ‘all clear’.
He has now revealed that talking about the experience caused many people to reach out to him to say that he had encouraged them to see their own doctors about the lump they were examining.
Doing well: Mark Wright has revealed that he has received a lot of positive and grateful messages from people who have had a lump sum examination after talking about finding his benign tumor.
He told Metro: ‘I think it’s important to talk about it. I’ve got a lot of messages — I didn’t really think about it, but I was like, ‘You know, if a person who saw this post got a lump, they’re a little worried about it. and otherwise had just left it, it could save their life,’ so I did.
‘I have so many messages, even an actor friend texted me to say that he has a lump which is very painful and I reminded him to go and get it checked.
‘That’s all well and all, but it reminds people to get tested just to be sure.’
Mark is now back in full health and enjoying proper visits to the gym after recently returning from his New Year’s break with 34-year-old Michelle Keegan in the Maldives.
HEALTH: The former TOWIE star, 34, had a non-cancerous 12cm mass removed from his side last month and has now been given the ‘all clear’.
It comes after Mark showed scars from his surgery after a visit to the gym last month after removing a 12cm benign tumor.
Posing shirtless, Mark raised his hand to reveal the scar on his armpit as he told fans he would have to adapt his exercise regime to allow the tissue to heal.
A rather sweaty Mark said: ‘My first proper session back. I understand if you haven’t started yet. Sometimes it takes the first week or so for things to get back into the swing.
‘I’m absolutely drenched in sweat, trying to get rid of this holiday fat. I gained about 8/9lbs over Christmas. I’ll kick it off and continue to challenge myself in January.
Healing: This comes after Mark showed scars of his surgery after a visit to the gym last month to remove a 12cm benign tumor
‘As you can see I’ve lost a little bit of shape. I’m not allowed to weigh in, probably won’t be there for a few more weeks because of that little b*****d.
‘But we are getting there. Not bad. A little bit of leanness is lost but it will come off.
The television personality said on 21 December, two weeks after her operation: ‘I got the news the other day that it’s all clear, it’s cancer free. It was a very worrying time, but it has happened in the past, let’s move on.’
Mark said he felt anxious and worried about what the tumor ‘could be’ and added that he felt ‘less’ after he had recovered.
He continued: ‘I worry and worry about what this might be, and just being in it and being okay is making me feel a little low and not very motivated.’
He explained that he had not been able to exercise for the past two weeks while recovering from the operation, but now that his mind is very ‘clear’, he is now able to exercise again.
Break up: Mark returns from Mexico with wife Michelle Keegan and reveals he eased up on his diet and workout routine over Christmas
Earlier in December, Mark announced that a 12 cm tumor had been removed from his armpit, after he had previously been convinced it was a ‘fatty lump that did not require treatment’.
He described how he became concerned when a mass began to grow in his armpit, after being first convinced that it was a ‘fatty lump that did not require treatment’.
Mark revealed that he was later told the tumor was benign, although doctors feared there was a chance it could be cancerous and decided to remove it from his armpit.
After the tumor was removed, Mark said he wanted to share his journey with his followers to encourage others to get the lump checked out.
Mark, who shared a photo of the lump in his arm, an image of himself in a hospital gown and mass once it was removed, and urged his followers to seek medical advice if they discovered something that could They were worried about.
He wrote: ‘Moral of the story: If you notice anything that doesn’t look or feel quite right. Don’t leave it
‘Nothing in life is more important than your health and well-being. Get tested, test yourself and make sure you take good care of yourself.
What is a Lipoma?
Lipomas are non-cancerous lumps caused by overgrowth of fat cells.
They can form anywhere on the body, but are most common on the neck, shoulders, abdomen, and back.
They are usually under the skin, have a dome shape and are soft to the touch.
They occur in about one out of every 1,000 people in the US. and about one in 100 people in the UK.
Doctors are uncertain about what causes lipoma, but they believe it may be due to an inherited faulty gene or a physical trauma.
Most do not cause pain unless they are deep in the body and do not put pressure on nerves or organs.
If the lipoma affects the intestines, it can cause constipation and nausea.
Most lipomas do not need to be removed, but if the growth is large, symptomatic or unsightly, surgery may be necessary.
Source: Cleveland Clinic