Mark Wright has revealed he has been given the all clear by his doctor after getting a 12cm tumour removed from his armpit earlier this month.
The TV personality, 34, took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce he had been told that he was cancer free after having a benign tumour removed as doctors feared there was a chance it could turn cancerous.
He shared a video of his first long walk since having the operation two weeks ago and announced that he had been given the all clear by doctors.
Cancer-free: Mark Wright took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce that he had been told that he had been given the all clear after having a benign tumour removed
The football pundit said: ‘I got the news the other day that it is all clear, it’s cancer free. It was a terribly worrying time, but that’s done it’s in the past, we move on.’
Mark, who is married to Michelle Keegan, went on to say that he has been feeling worried and anxious about what the tumour ‘could have been’ and said he was left feeling ‘low’ as he recovered.
He continued: ‘I’ve had the worry and the anxiety about what this could have been, and just staying in and recovering just leaving me feeling a little bit low and not very motivated.’
He explained that he hasn’t been able to exercise for the past two weeks while he recovered from the operation, but has a much ‘clearer’ head now he is able to exercise again.
Hard times: Mark, who is married to Michelle Keegan, said he has been feeling worried and anxious about what the tumour ‘could have been’ and said he was left feeling ‘low’
Cancer scare: Earlier this month, Mark announced he had a 12cm tumour removed from his armpit after previously being reassured it was a ‘fatty lump that didn’t need treatment’
The former TOWIE star then announced that he will be relaunching his Train Wright fitness videos next year as Live Wright and will be ‘stepping’ up the brand.
Writing a lengthy caption alongside the video, Mark explained that his recent health scare has made him even more passionate about keeping fit and healthy.
He penned: ‘Some news for 2022… I had a bit of a health scare recently which I spoke about the other week, thankfully I’ve had the all clear now which is amazing and I feel so so lucky.
‘I’m not gonna lie though it really gave me and my family a scare and it’s made me even more passionate about keeping as fit and healthy as possible & hopefully trying to help as many of you to do the same too.’
Announcing the relaunch, he said: ‘So from 2022, we are relaunching as Live Wright and would love for you lot to join us on this journey.
Worry: He explained how he became concerned when a mass in his armpit began to grow, after previously being reassured it was a ‘fatty lump that didn’t need treatment’
‘Everything that currently is we are stepping up a level and I genuinely can’t wait for you to see it.’
Earlier this month, Mark announced he had a 12cm tumour removed from his armpit after previously being reassured it was a ‘fatty lump that didn’t need treatment’.
He explained how he became concerned when a mass in his armpit began to grow, after previously being reassured it was a ‘fatty lump that didn’t need treatment’.
Removal: Mark shared a picture of the tumour after its removal
Mark went to reveal that he was later told that the tumour was benign, however doctors feared there was a chance it could turn cancerous and decided to remove it from his armpit.
After having the tumour removed, Mark said he wanted to share his journey with his followers in the hopes of encouraging others to get lumps checked.
Mark, who shared a picture of the lump in his arm, an image of himself in a hospital gown and the mass once it had been removed, wrote: ‘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.
Health: Earlier this month Mark shared a picture of the lump in his arm, an image of himself in a hospital gown and the tumour once it had been removed
He said: ‘MORAL OF THE STORY: If you notice anything that doesn’t look or feel quite right. Don’t leave 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 is married to actress Michelle Keegan, 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.
Love life: Mark is married to Michelle Keegan (pictured together in 2019)
‘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.
‘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.’
WHAT IS A LIPOMA?
Lipomas are non-cancerous lumps caused by an overgrowth of fat cells.
They can form anywhere on the body, but are most common on the neck, shoulders, abdomen and back.
They are usually just under the skin, shaped like a dome and soft to touch.
They occur in about one in every 1,000 people in the US. and about one in 100 people in the UK.
Doctors are unsure of what causes lipomas, but believe it may be due to an inherited faulty gene or physical trauma.
Most do not cause any pain unless they are deep in the body and press on nerves or organs.
If a lipoma affects the bowels, it may cause constipation and nausea.
Most lipomas do not need removing, but surgery may be necessary if the growth is large, causing symptoms or unsightly.