TOWIE’s Mark Wright has huge 12cm tumour removed from armpit after cancer scare

TOWIE legend Mark Wright took to Instagram to speak openly about his cancer scare and to encourage fans to check their bodies regularly and take care of themselves

TOWIE’s Mark Wright has huge 12cm tumour removed from armpit after cancer scare

Mark Wright has had a huge 12cm tumour removed from his armpit following a terrifying cancer scare.

The TOWIE star, 34, took to Instagram to share his story in the hope that speaking out could help save lives.

Mark opened up after undergoing surgery to remove the lump, which was clearly visible on his body before the procedure.

And he’s still waiting on results to find out whether or not the lump was cancerous.

Sharing a topless picture of himself that showed a lump in his armpit, he penned: “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.






Mark shared his story on Instagram





He had the tumour removed today

“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.”

Mark, who went under the knife today and also shared a graphic image of the lump, added: “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, who is married to Michelle Keegan, continued: “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.

“He also could not 100% confirm by the MRI that this was definitely a benign tumour and not something more sinister.

“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







Mark is still waiting for test results
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“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.”

Mark was praised for sharing his story.

One fan commented on his post: “very brave mark wishing u a speedy recovery”

While another wrote: “Glad you’re ok, well done for sharing”

A third told him: “well done for speaking up and definitely about getting a second opinion! Nothing speaks louder than a gut feeling. Great news that you were under the care of excellent professionals”

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