Mark Wright has revealed he has had a lump in his armpit removed after doctors feared it could turn cancerous.
Former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark, 34, revealed in an Instagram post he discovered a lump in his armpit and decided to visit a doctor about it.
After seeing a doctor, the lump began to grow which caused him to become more concerned.
Mark then saw a breast consultant specialist and was told the growth was benign.
But, he was referred to another specialist after an MRI as the specialist didn't "want to rule out the worst" due to the speed the mass was growing and the size it had become.
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After the second specialist looked at the scans, Mark has since undergone an operation to have the growth removed.
Following the op, which took place on Wednesday 8 December, Mark has shared his story with fans on Instagram.
EX TOWIE star Mark shared a photo of the lump in his armpit alongside a snap of the star in a hospital gown and a final snap of the lump once it had been removed.
He admitted to his 1.8million followers he wasn't originally sure if he wanted to share his story.
Mark began with: "Ok, it’s been a tough call whether or not to speak about this.
"One part of me wants to keep something like this private and the other part is thinking, if I can help/potentially save 1 person, well…. this is the right thing to do.
"So here goes. I discovered a lump in my breast/armpit area. Not very big, but enough to cause concern and to be cautious enough to get it checked.
"I saw a doctor who passed it on as “a fatty lump that doesn’t need any treatment” so I just left it.
"After some time the lump grew and began to bother me. I am someone that when it comes to life in general, I leave no stone unturned. When it involves health, this idiom quadruples."
He went on: "I saw another specialist who happens to be a breast consultant for a second opinion.
"He was certain after seeing an ultrasound scan that it was a LIPOMA (a BENIGN soft tissue tumour) however with it being rather large, he had a tiny bit of concern that it has/could turn in to a SARCOMA (a cancerous malignant tumour) However he was not 100% either way so to be more sure I had an MRI.
"From the result of the MRI, still this consultant did not want to rule out the worst because of the speed and the size of the growth.
"At this stage I moved on to a SARCOMA specialist.
"This specialist saw the scans around 10 days ago and today I was in theatre having this little git removed."
Mark praised the specialist's "fast turnaround" from when he discovered the lump to having it removed.
He said: "His fast and incredible turn around was due to the fact he did not want to leave it any longer and wanted it out to prevent the rare risk of a LIPOMA turning into a sarcoma overtime
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"He also could not 100% confirm by the MRI that this was definitely a benign tumour and not something more sinister."
The reality star continued to explain: "The tumour will be sent off for further testing just to be 110% sure but this top doctor is certain from his incredible experience that we have done the job and there is nothing sinister to worry about. So I’m all good."
He then ended the caption with: "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 checked, check yourself and make sure you take good care of yourself."
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