Actor and singer-songwriter Abi Phillips, the 28-year-old star of Hollyoaks, has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
hillips, known for playing Liberty Savage on the popular soap opera, shared the news with his followers on Instagram on Monday, May 9th.
According to the Post, Phillips was diagnosed last month after being initially turned away by medical staff.
She had been told not to worry about her age after noticing two bumps on her neck.
However, she got a second opinion after watching Love Island star Demi Jones share her own experience with tumours.
Sharing photos of himself in a hospital, Phillips wrote: “Well I took these pictures before my scans and after my biopsy and laughed at how ridiculously dressed I looked before a gig at the hospital, not expecting for a moment to get the news that two weeks later I…
“I had previously been sent away by the doctors after finding two lumps in my throat, they passed it on and said I was ‘young’ and it was nothing and I would ‘probably get over a cold’. or my body was “resisting something”. As much as I wanted to hear that, I wanted to get everything checked out for my own peace of mind.
After checking in with a specialist, Phillips was referred for an urgent biopsy and scans. Two weeks later, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and told she would have surgery and radiation therapy.
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“I never thought that at the age of 28 I would be told I had cancer, you never think it’s going to happen to you,” she said. “I would have gone no further and seen a specialist if I hadn’t seen @demijones1’s post as her bumps were in the exact same spot as mine.
“If you ever find a lump or anything unusual on your body, never just think it’s nothing, don’t let your GP tell you you’re fine and ‘young’, always leave things alone Specialists investigate when they can and insist on testing even if it turns out nothing comes up because early detection is crucial for a good prognosis.”
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/hollyoaks-star-abi-phillips-28-reveals-she-has-been-diagnosed-with-thyroid-cancer-41635313.html Hollyoaks star Abi Phillips, 28, reveals she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer