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Loose Women star reveals cancer scare after realising she was checking her breasts incorrectly

Host was "totally convinced" all was not well

Loose Women host Kaye Adams has opened up about a recent breast cancer scare, revealing she had been fretting about her health for a week until she was given the all-clear by doctors.

The 55-year-old presenter said in an Instagram video she was “totally convinced” all was not well because she didn’t ‘trust’ herself to examine her breasts properly.

TV personality Kaye also added she discovered she was using the wrong method to check herself – but urged women to be vigilant even if they don’t have similar worries.

Kaye spoke to fans in her car via Instagram (Credit: Instagram @nadiaandkaye)

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Seen sitting in her car after a visit to her doctor, Kaye said she goes for two check ups a year.

“I go and get a doctor to have a feel because I don’t really trust myself so I’ve been in a state of sort of mild panic for the last week,” said Kaye.

She continued: “[I had] totally convinced myself that there is something there, staring at myself in the mirror, feeling and prodding the whole time.

‘By the time I got into that appointment I was totally convinced that there was something wrong’ (Credit: ITV)

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“In the shower. In the morning. Lying in bed at night. By the time I got into that appointment I was totally convinced that there was something wrong.”

Despite Kaye’s concerns, her doctor said she was fine. But the star admitted thoughts about her health are never far from her mind, even though she had learned how to use the pads of her fingers – rather than the fingertips – when checking herself.

Kaye continued: “It’s great there is increased health awareness and we’re much more body conscious.

“Early detection is clearly really, really important but – and maybe it’s just because I’m a basket case, I’m fully prepared to admit that – but it just can tip into low grade anxiety, just constantly this low grade anxiety.”

Kaye added she now inspects her breasts once a month since learning she wasn’t checking herself correctly.

She explained: “Only do it once a month, not constantly as it’s just finding that balance between being vigilant and getting anything early, but not like me, being a basket case.”

Fans sent Kaye well wishes on Twitter and thanked her for raising awareness of the issue. Many others also shared their own personal health stories.

Loose Women is on ITV, weekdays, from 12.30pm.

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