Shirley Ballas implores women to self-check after Strictly viewers noticed lump ...

Shirley Ballas implores women to self-check after Strictly viewers noticed lump ...
Shirley Ballas implores women to self-check after Strictly viewers noticed lump ...

Shirley Ballas is having a lump under her right arm checked out by her doctor after it was pointed out by Strictly Come Dancing viewers.

The head judge on the BBC One dance contest took to Instagram on Saturday to reveal she was inundated with messages of concern by fans of the show. 

After doing a 'self-check', the 61-year-old former Latin champion, who said she could feel what appears to be a 'tiny little node', revealed she is going to her doctor on Tuesday to get it checked over properly.

Getting checked: Shirley Ballas, 61, is having a lump under her right arm checked out by her doctor after Strictly Come Dancing viewers spotted it

Getting checked: Shirley Ballas, 61, is having a lump under her right arm checked out by her doctor after Strictly Come Dancing viewers spotted it

Shirley captioned the clip: 'So many messages over the last three weeks about suspected lump under my right arm. 

'I have done a self check and will go to my Dr on Tuesday. Thank you to those who reached out with their concerns. 

'To all be vigilant and do self checks regularly. #selfcheck #nodes #breastcancerawareness #gratitude #thankyou (sic).'

Seeking help: After doing a 'self-check', the 61-year-old former Latin champion, who said she could feel what appears to be a 'tiny little node', is going to her doctor on Tuesday

Seeking help: After doing a 'self-check', the 61-year-old former Latin champion, who said she could feel what appears to be a 'tiny little node', is going to her doctor on Tuesday

Shirley also shared the messages of concern she had received.

One person wrote: 'I don't want to alarm you but you have lump in your right arm pit, please get it checked out.'

Another person wrote: 'I know you must get a lot of messages but can I just say you looked really beautiful tonight. As I've just went through cancer can I ask if you could get your lymph nodes checked under your arm as I noticed a lump under your arm tonight watching. Sorry, just worried.'

Voice of concern: The head judge on the BBC One celebrity dance contest took to Instagram to reveal she was inundated with messages of concern by fans

Voice of concern: The head judge on the BBC One celebrity dance contest took to Instagram to reveal she was inundated with messages of concern by fans

'Lymph node R armpit,' wrote another person. 'Dear Shirley you are wonderful. I noticed tonight you had a visible raised lymph node in your R armpit.

'You may already be aware but I just wanted you to consider getting it checked. It could be due to something very minor like a virus or infection, but please get it checked.'

While another person wrote: 'I genuinely don't want to upset or alarm you, but I noticed while watching the show tonight that it looks like you've got a lump in your right armpit. Please check it.

'I would hate for it to be something and I hadn't said anything. Thanks for being wonderful on the show.' 

Speaking out: Shirley captioned a clip on Instagram: 'So many messages over the last three weeks about suspected lump under my right arm'

Speaking out: Shirley captioned a clip on Instagram: 'So many messages over the last three weeks about suspected lump under my right arm'

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