Emily Andre has discussed the traumatic moment she found a lump in her breast in 2017 – as she discussed Sarah Harding’s battle with breast cancer.
Speaking to OK!, the doctor wife of singer Peter Andre, 31, spoke about the Girls Aloud singer’s diagnosis, reflected on her own experience of finding a lump in her breast and urged others to get checked if they noticed any changes in their breasts,
She said: ‘Sarah is so young and it’s so upsetting to hear about her battle. All my thoughts are with Sarah and her friends and family as it must be so difficult.
Brave: Emily Andre has discussed the traumatic moment she found a lump in her breast in 2017 – as she discussed Sarah Harding’s battle with breast cancer (pictured 2018)
Emily then said: ‘A few years ago I spoke about how I found a lump in my breast and I got so many messages about it.
‘One lady, who saw me talking about it on Lorraine, wrote to me to tell me she had examined her breasts after watching the show and had found a lump.
Emily then said the woman’s lump had turned out to be cancerous – with the early detection meaning it could be successfully treated.
The star then urged women who noticed any changes in their breasts to consult their doctor.
Battle: Speaking to OK!, the doctor wife of singer Peter Andre, 31, spoke about the Girls Aloud singer’s diagnosis, reflected on her own experience of finding a lump in her breast and urged others to get checked if they noticed any changes in their breasts (pictured 2018)
‘The lump turned out to be cancerous, which was picked up early and successfully treated. It meant so much to me that she would write and tell me.’
Back in February 2018, Emily revealed her breast cancer scare while appearing on Lorraine.
Assuring fans not to be nervous about booking an appointment, she said: ‘I found a lump in my breast a year ago.
‘I didn’t need to feel silly about going in and they dealt with it quickly and it was fine. It’s really important to check yourself.’
This month Sarah, 39, revealed she does not know how many months she has left to live after her cancer spread to her spine.
She shared her shocking diagnosis with fans on Instagram, leading to an outpouring of support from an array of stars, including her former bandmates.
Couple: Emily then said: ‘A few years ago I spoke about how I found a lump in my breast and I got so many messages about it’ (pictured with husband Peter)
Sarah’s devastated bandmates have reached out to her and rallied round their ‘sister’ amid her ongoing battle with cancer.
Sarah wrote about her ongoing cancer battle in her new book Hear Me Out, and revealed she does not know how many months she has left to live
In an extract from the book, she penned: ‘In December my doctor told me that the upcoming Christmas would probably be my last. I don’t want an exact prognosis. I don’t know why anyone would want that…
‘Comfort and being as pain-free as possible is what’s important to me now. I’m trying to live and enjoy every second of my life, however long it might be. I am having a glass of wine or two during all this, because it helps me relax.’
She said: ‘Sarah is so young and it’s so upsetting to hear about her battle. All my thoughts are with Sarah and her friends and family as it must be so difficult’
The singer added that she now wants to try and ‘enjoy’ herself as she doesn’t know ‘how many months I’ve got left’.
At present, the Call The Shots hitmaker is considering her options for treatment of the secondary tumour at the base of her spine, which may now have spread to her brain.
However, she’s adamant that she doesn’t want to undergo radiotherapy and risk losing her hair, with Sarah noting that although this may sound ‘vain’, she feels that if she only has months left to live then it’s not worth it.
The star explained how after facing the agony of losing her breast, she doesn’t want to lose her signature blonde locks as well.
Warning: Sarah has revealed she went public with her devastating cancer diagnosis to warn those who may be delaying doctor visits amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Sarah went to to say that her priority now is to spent as much time as possible with her mother and friends before she dies, while the star is also hoping to throw a huge party to say ‘goodbye’ to her loved ones.
She said: ‘I think what I’d really like to do is to see everyone – all my friends, all together. One last time. Then I’d throw a great big f*** off party as a way to say thank you and goodbye.”
She added that she wants to find joy ‘whenever and however I can’ as she poignantly noted that ‘Life has got so much smaller’.
Sarah disappeared from the public eye two years ago after achieving notoriety through her wild antics, explosive love affairs and a rehab stint in 2011.
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Struggle: Sarah (pictured in 2018) also said she put off seeing a doctor because of the COVID-19 crisis, writing that she’d been ‘in denial’ about how ‘something was very wrong’