Olivia Attwood dressed for comfort on Tuesday as she drove to a local coffee shop in Manchester.
The Love Island favourite, 29, ditched the glam in favour of lockdown friendly sweats for her trip to Starbucks.
Wearing a grey hoodie, matching joggers and a pair of UGG boots, Olivia parked her Range Rover on double yellow lines before dashing into the coffee chain for a takeout cup.
Out and about: Olivia Attwood dressed for comfort on Tuesday as she drove to a local coffee shop in Manchester and ditched the glam in favour of lockdown friendly sweats
The reality star looked relaxed as she carried her hot drink back to her plush car and continued with her day.
Last week Olivia spoke out about a cancer scare after a lump on her right breast doubled in size during lockdown earlier this year.
The Love Island star booked a check up after she felt her chest start to ache and then began to notice the lump growing.
The former Love Island star said while she tried to be rational about the benign lump, which she had been aware of for three years, she felt scared when it began to grow.
Sweats: The reality star looked relaxed as she carried her hot drink back to her plush car and continued with her day
Quick! Wearing a grey hoodie, matching joggers and a pair of UGG boots, Olivia parked her Range Rover on double yellow lines before dashing into the coffee chain
Olivia told the
‘In that situation you do start to feel concerned. I tried to be rational. But it’s not unheard of to get cancer in your late 20s.’
The doctor said, “I don’t think it’s breast cancer, but you never really know what something is until you biopsy it’. So it was decided that I’d have it taken out.”
Worrying: Last week Olivia spoke out about a cancer scare after a lump on her right breast doubled in size during lockdown earlier this year
Olivia said she felt lucky the tumour was benign because ‘so many women’ go through the same procedure but don’t get the same news.
The television personality documented the health scare on her TV show, Olivia Meets Her Match in an episode which aired earlier this month.
Olivia said: ‘It’s been a rough couple of weeks where I’ve been for surgery again. I found a lump at the top of my right breast, it was quite hard and I could really feel it on the top of the surface.’
Health scare: The former Love Island star said while she tried to be rational about the benign lump, which she had been aware of for three years, she felt scared when it began to grow
She added: ‘It’s causing me quite a lot of pain and discomfort.’
It then showed Olivia meeting her surgeon as she explained to viewers: ‘Chances are it’s going to be nothing but it still sits in the pit of your stomach.’
The reality star underwent an ultrasound scan on the lump, to which her surgeon said: ‘I’m confident that this isn’t breast cancer.’
Raising awareness: The television personality documented the health scare on her TV show, Olivia Meets Her Match
Her experience: Olivia said: ‘When I realised it had started to grow, I started to feel nervous about it. It was aching and uncomfortable’
Of her decision to remove the lump, the reality star said: ‘It’s just made me really sure now that I want it out. I don’t want whatever that is in there that keeps growing at this rapid rate. I want it gone.’
Olivia added: ‘I’ve got an audience of girls from 13-25. If I could encourage them to be more in tune with their bodies and female health, then that is a good thing.’
Millions of women have lumps in their breasts checked out for cancer every year.
Nine out of ten turn out to be benign but such lumps can be recurring and worrying.
Possible non-cancerous causes can include fibroadenomas, cysts and lipoma. Always visit a doctor if you are worried about a lump.
Olivia’s eight-episode series follows the reality star and her Blackburn Rovers footballer fiancé Bradley Dack, as they plan their wedding and buy their first home in Cheshire.
Choice: Olivia decided to have surgery to remove the non-cancerous lump as she encouraged her viewers to be in tune with their bodies
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world and affects more than two MILLION women a year
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. Each year in the UK there are more than 55,000 new cases, and the disease claims the lives of 11,500 women. In the US, it strikes 266,000 each year and kills 40,000. But what causes it and how can it be treated?
What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer develops from a cancerous cell which develops in the lining of a duct or lobule in one of the breasts.
When the breast cancer has spread into surrounding breast tissue it is called an ‘invasive’ breast cancer. Some people are diagnosed with ‘carcinoma in situ’, where no cancer cells have grown beyond the duct or lobule.
Most cases develop in women over the age of 50 but younger women are sometimes affected. Breast cancer can develop in men though this is rare.
Staging means how big the cancer is and whether it has spread. Stage 1 is the earliest stage and stage 4 means the cancer has spread to another part of the body.
The cancerous cells are graded from low, which means a slow growth, to high, which is fast growing. High grade cancers are more likely to come back after they have first been treated.
What causes breast cancer?
A cancerous tumour starts from one abnormal cell. The exact reason why a cell becomes cancerous is unclear. It is thought that something damages or alters certain genes in the cell. This makes the cell abnormal and multiply ‘out of control’.
Although breast cancer can develop for no apparent reason, there are some risk factors that can increase the chance of developing breast cancer, such as genetics.
What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
The usual first symptom is a painless lump in the breast, although most breast lumps are not cancerous and are fluid filled cysts, which are benign.
The first place that breast cancer usually spreads to is the lymph nodes in the armpit. If this occurs you will develop a swelling or lump in an armpit.
How is breast cancer diagnosed?
- Initial assessment: A doctor examines the breasts and armpits. They may do tests such as a mammography, a special x-ray of the breast tissue which can indicate the possibility of tumours.
- Biopsy: A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is removed from a part of the body. The sample is then examined under the microscope to look for abnormal cells. The sample can confirm or rule out cancer.
If you are confirmed to have breast cancer, further tests may be needed to assess if it has spread. For example, blood tests, an ultrasound scan of the liver or a chest x-ray.
How is breast cancer treated?
Treatment options which may be considered include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone treatment. Often a combination of two or more of these treatments are used.
- Surgery: Breast-conserving surgery or the removal of the affected breast depending on the size of the tumour.
- Radiotherapy: A treatment which uses high energy beams of radiation focussed on cancerous tissue. This kills cancer cells, or stops cancer cells from multiplying. It is mainly used in addition to surgery.
- Chemotherapy: A treatment of cancer by using anti-cancer drugs which kill cancer cells, or stop them from multiplying
- Hormone treatments: Some types of breast cancer are affected by the ‘female’ hormone oestrogen, which can stimulate the cancer cells to divide and multiply. Treatments which reduce the level of these hormones, or prevent them from working, are commonly used in people with breast cancer.
How successful is treatment?
The outlook is best in those who are diagnosed when the cancer is still small, and has not spread. Surgical removal of a tumour in an early stage may then give a good chance of cure.
The routine mammography offered to women between the ages of 50 and 70 mean more breast cancers are being diagnosed and treated at an early stage.
For more information visit breastcancercare.org.uk, breastcancernow.org or www.cancerhelp.org.uk