Faye Winter's terrifying cancer scare

Faye Winter suffered a cancer scare credit:Bang Showbiz
Faye Winter suffered a cancer scare credit:Bang Showbiz

'Love Island' beauty Faye Winter suffered a terrifying cancer scare when she found a lump in her breast.

The 28-year-old reality star had admitted she experienced a "massive wake-up call" when she made the discovering on holiday when applying sun lotion after forgetting to check herself regularly.

She told OK! magazine: "There was a lot going on for me last year anyway, and so amid it all I forgot to even check my breasts. It was a massive wake-up call when I was just actually on holiday with my 'Love Island' girls, having a bit of a breather and to then find a lump by accident as I was putting sun cream on.

"It was terrifying. In those moments, before I knew the outcome, it was obviously very scary."

Faye was rushed through for an ultrasound by her GP and was relived to discover the lump wasn't cancerous.

She explained: "I was terrified, but thankfully I didn’t need to be – it ended up being benign ...

"I can’t fault my experience of the NHS. It’s very rare that I go private. I had the lump checked by a nurse at my GP. She then said that she was going to put me forward for the two-week accelerated check. That was when it was a bit scary for me because I thought, ‘She obviously thinks it could be potentially something for her to rush it through so quickly'.

"But I went and had the ultrasound done at Torbay Hospital and very quickly got the all clear. Everyone in there was just lovely.”

Faye went on to reveal she now makes sure she checks her breasts regularly. She added: |"It’s very easy for me to remember to do it on the first. I set myself an alarm on my phone, just as I would normally for getting up.

"It isn’t something that we should be embarrassed about. The sooner it’s caught, the earlier that you get seen by a medical professional, the sooner you can get help, or the sooner you can have peace of mind."