‘You know your body better than anyone’: Love Island star Shannon Singh reveals she was checked THREE times after her mother was diagnosed with gynecological cancer
Shannon Singh of Love Island has revealed that she received treatment three times after finding abnormal cells in her reproductive organs – and that her mother was also diagnosed with gynecologic cancer.
Shannon, who this week took part in a gynecologic cancer awareness campaign with Miss Pap and Call Eve, spoke to her fans about her personal cancer story.
In a candid Instagram video, she said, “I really wanted to participate in this one and discuss it because it’s something that I really care about.
Candid: Love Island’s Shannon Singh revealed she received treatment three times after finding abnormal cells in her reproductive organs
“There are over 21,000 women a year who are diagnosed with this type of cancer.”
Shannon also revealed that her own mother struggled with cancer following a diagnosis.
She said, “My mother was diagnosed with this type of cancer. Luckily my mom is fine, so we went through it as a family and I just think for young women the screening is for those over twenty-five.
She revealed her own “horrible” experience saying, “I am 23 years old. I have been referred to the gynecologist since I was eighteen. I have had three lots of abnormal cells burnt and I just want to educate girls under the age of twenty-five in particular.
Opening: She also revealed her mother was diagnosed with gynecologic cancer, but has since made a full recovery
“You know your body better than anyone. Please check if you think something is wrong. Make sure you are persistent. I am still being checked.
Shannon admitted her problems started as a teenager.
She added, “I’ve never really talked to anyone about this on social media before, but I had a really tough time as a teenager with bleeding and stuff like that.
Let’s Talk: Shannon, who this week participated in a gynecologic cancer awareness campaign with Miss Pap and Call Eve, spoke to her fans about her personal cancer story.
“So yeah, I’ve been through a whirlwind of things. I think it’s really important to talk about it. You know I did the I Love Mine campaign.
She also said she wanted the age for screenings lowered so that women under 25 could have regular checks.
She said, “So if you’re young and under twenty-five, I know we can’t get screenings – please go get checked.
“It was a little horrible going through what I went through and then obviously my mother. I am obviously vigilant because my mother had cancer there. So yes, donate if you can. I would like the age to be lowered. I’m sure a lot of women would.
Here it is: Shannon enjoyed a brief stay in the villa on the last series of Love Island