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Shirley Ballas updated fans after Strictly Come Dancing viewers noticed she had a lump under her arm.

After doing a ‘self-check’, the former Latin champ, 61, who said she could feel a ‘little knot’, visited her doctor on Tuesday to get the legion checked properly before giving her latest update.

And the Strictly Chief Judge told her Instagram followers on Wednesday that she is having “full blood work” done at the hospital to find out more.

Get checked: Shirley Ballas, 61, updated fans after Strictly Come Dancing viewers noticed she had a lump under her arm and said she’ll be ‘full of blood’ to find out more

She wrote: ‘Dear all, thank you so much for making me aware of a lump you all saw under my arm. I am so grateful that so many beautiful, caring people take care of me.

‘I’m going to the hospital on Friday for a blood test. Hormones can be the reason for exhaustion, sleepless nights and a few other things.

“I’m so glad I went for a checkup today. Ladies will you let me know how your hormones are? Do you check yourself? Hugs for all #breastcontrol #hormones.’

In a video, Shirley added that a doctor did a forearm and chest test but felt nothing.

Awareness: The former Latin champion had a lump under her right arm checked by her doctor this week

Awareness: The former Latin champion had a lump under her right arm checked by her doctor this week

But she said the doctor thought she saw something when the dancer lifted her arm.

She said, ‘I went to the doctor, she did an armpit and chest test. She didn’t feel anything, although she also thought she saw something when I raised my arm, so… maybe it was cameras, lights, not sure.’

Shirley took to Instagram on Saturday to reveal that she was inundated with messages of concern from fans of the show.

Shirley captioned the video shared on the site: “So many posts in the last three weeks about a suspected lump under my right arm.

“I did a self-check and I’m going to see my doctor on Tuesday. Thanks to those who have reached out with their concerns.

“Everyone be vigilant and do regular self-checks. #selfcheck #nodes #breastcancerawareness #gratitude #thankyou (sic).’

Seeking help: After doing a 'self check', Shirley said she could feel what appears to be a 'small junction'

Seeking help: After doing a ‘self check’, Shirley said she could feel what appears to be a ‘small junction’

Shirley also shared the messages of concern she had received.

One person wrote: ‘I don’t want to alarm you, but you have a lump in your right armpit, please have it looked at.’

Another person wrote: ‘I know you must be getting a lot of messages, but may I say you looked really beautiful tonight. As I just had cancer may I ask if you can get your lymph nodes under your arm checked as I noticed a lump under your arm tonight while I was looking. Sorry, I’m just worried.’

Voice of concern: The head judge of the BBC One celebrity dance competition took to Instagram to reveal that she was inundated with messages of concern from fans

Voice of concern: The head judge of the BBC One celebrity dance competition took to Instagram to reveal that she was inundated with messages of concern from fans

‘Lymph node R armpit,’ wrote another person. “Dear Shirley, you are wonderful. I noticed tonight that you had a visible raised lymph node in your R-armpit.

“You may already know, but I wanted you to consider having it checked. It could be due to something very minor, such as a virus or infection, but please have it checked.’

While another person wrote: ‘I really don’t want to upset or alarm you, but I noticed while watching the show tonight that it looks like you have a lump in your right armpit. Please check it.

“I’d hate it if it was something and I didn’t say anything. Thank you for being great on the show.”

Speaking: Shirley captioned a clip on Instagram: 'So many posts in the last three weeks about a suspected lump under my right arm'

Speaking: Shirley captioned a clip on Instagram: ‘So many posts in the last three weeks about a suspected lump under my right arm’

In 2019, the choreographer underwent a four-hour surgery to have her breast implants removed due to cancer fears.

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She said at the time that she hoped young women will learn to love their own bodies, rather than going through “all these procedures.”

She said, “Don’t think you need these procedures to make you look more attractive.

“For young women, if someone makes you feel bad about yourself, talk to someone. But don’t do what I did.

“You can’t make someone love you no matter what you do to yourself. You can get implants, you can get all these procedures, thinking you’re going to be more of a woman to that person. But it makes no difference.

“If they don’t love you, they won’t, no matter what you do to your looks. It’s learning to love yourself.’

Shirley made the decision to remove her DD breast implants and embrace her natural A cup after discovering a potentially dangerous capsule that had grown unexpectedly.

And for those still considering implants, the TV star urged them to “do research” into the potential risks.

She added: ‘Do your research on the implants. I didn’t do mine. I thought putting them in would make me look better and my husband would find me more attractive.

“I made this choice many years ago without understanding what I was really doing, except telling myself I didn’t look good enough.”

In June of this year, Shirley again developed a cancer fear after finding a lump in her shoulder.

Speaking to GB News, Shirley explained that she has had two other cancers in the past and is anxiously awaiting the results of her tests.

Eagle-eyed: Shirley got messages from concerned Strictly Come Dancing fans after they noticed the lump under her arm while watching the show

Eagle-eyed: Shirley got messages from concerned Strictly Come Dancing fans after they noticed the lump under her arm while watching the show

She said: ‘I got the Covid virus and then they found a ganglion cyst or a tumor in my shoulder.

“I go back and forth to the hospital all the time. I feel like I’m getting sicker by the minute. I can’t seem to get up and get out. It’s something between two bones and they don’t know exactly what it is yet.

“They’ve done the dye and the MRIs plus this and that. I will get the results in a few weeks. The gentleman seems to think it will be all right, but it’s worrisome.’

Shirley has a history of cancer in her family, her mother Audrey was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2019, while grandma and aunt have both battled the disease.

Shock: In 2019, the choreographer underwent four-hour surgery to have her breast implants removed over cancer fears

Shock: In 2019, the choreographer underwent four-hour surgery to have her breast implants removed over cancer fears

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