Shirley Ballas gives health update after Strictly viewers noticed lump under arm

Shirley Ballas gives health update after Strictly viewers noticed lump under arm
Shirley Ballas gives health update after Strictly viewers noticed lump under arm

Shirley Ballas has updated fans after Strictly Come Dancing viewers noticed she had a lump under her arm.

After performing a 'self-check', the former Latin champion, 61, who said she could feel what appears to be a 'tiny little node', visited her doctor on Tuesday to have the legion checked over properly before giving her latest update. 

And the Strictly head judge told her Instagram followers on Wednesday that she is having 'full blood work' done at the hospital to find out more.

Getting checked: Shirley Ballas, 61, has updated fans after Strictly Come Dancing viewers noticed she had a lump under her arm, saying she will have 'full blood work' to find out more

Getting checked: Shirley Ballas, 61, has updated fans after Strictly Come Dancing viewers noticed she had a lump under her arm, saying she will have 'full blood work' to find out more

She wrote: 'Dear All thank you so much for making me aware of a lump you all saw under my arm. I am so grateful to have so many beautiful kind caring humans looking out for me. 

'I will be popping to the hospital Friday for full blood work. Hormones could be the reason for exhaustion, sleepless nights and a few more things going on. 

'I’m so happy I went for a check up today. Ladies let me know how your hormones are? Do you self check? Hugs to all #breastcheck #hormones.'

In a video, Shirley added that a doctor did an underarm and breast test but didn't feel anything. 

Awareness: The former Latin champion had a lump under her right arm checked out by her doctor this week

Awareness: The former Latin champion had a lump under her right arm checked out by her doctor this week

But she said the doctor did think she saw something when the dancer lifted her arm.

She said: 'I popped to the doctor, she did an underarm test and breast test. She couldn’t feel anything although she also thought that she saw something when I lifted my arm up so... maybe it was cameras, lighting, not sure.'

Shirley took to Instagram on Saturday to reveal she was inundated with messages of concern by fans of the show. 

Shirley captioned the a video shared to the site: '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', Shirley said she could feel what appears to be a 'tiny little node'

Seeking help: After doing a 'self-check', Shirley said she could feel what appears to be a 'tiny little node'

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.

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