‘You know your body better than anyone else’: Love Island star Shannon Singh reveals she has been checked THREE times after her mum was diagnosed with gynaecological cancer
Love Island’s Shannon Singh has revealed that she received treatment three times after finding abnormal cells in her reproductive organs – and that her mum was also diagnosed with gynaecological cancer.
Shannon, who just this week took part in a gynaecological cancer awareness campaign with Miss Pap and the Eve appeal, opened up to her fans about her own personal history of cancer.
In a candid Instagram video, she said: ‘I really wanted to hop on board about this one and chat about it because it is something that is really close to my heart.
Candid: Love Island’s Shannon Singh has revealed that she received treatment three times after finding abnormal cells in her reproductive organs
‘There’s over 21,000 women a year that get diagnosed with this type of cancer.’
Shannon also revealed her own mum battled cancer following a diagnosis.
She said: ‘My mum has been diagnosed with this type of cancer. Luckily my mum is all good so we’ve went through it as a family and I just think for young women the screening is for over twenty fives.’
She revealed her own ‘awful’ experience saying: ‘I’m 23. I’ve been referred the gynaecologist from when I was eighteen. I’ve had three lots of abnormal cells burnt away and I just want to spread awareness for girls that are under twenty five especially.
Opening up: She also revealed that her mum was diagnosed with gynaecological cancer, but has since made a full recovery
‘You know your body better than anybody else. Please go an checked if you think anything is wrong. Make sure you are persistent. I’m still getting checked.’
Shannon admitted her problems began in her teens.
She added: ‘I’ve never really spoken to anyone about this on social media before but I had a really tough time when I was a teenager with bleeding and things like that.
Let’s talk: Shannon, who just this week took part in a gynaecological cancer awareness campaign with Miss Pap and the Eve appeal, opened up to her fans about her own personal history of cancer
‘So yeah I’ve been through a whirlwind of things. I think it’s just really important to speak about it. You guys know I’ve done the I Love Mine campaign.’
She also said she was keen for the age of screenings to be lowered so that women under 25 can get regularly checked.
She said: ‘So if you are young and under twenty five I know we can’t get screenings – please go and get checked.
‘It was kind of awful going through what I went through and then obviously my mum. I’m obviously vigilant because my mum’s had cancer down there. So yeah please donate if you can. I would love for the age to be lowered. I’m sure a lot of women would.’
There she is: Shannon enjoyed a brief spell in the villa during the most recent series of Love Island