Ash Pollard opens up about her breast cancer scare
101.3 SEA FM‘s Ash Pollard took the run-up to October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month as an opportunity to share her experience and encourage women to screen themselves for the disease as part of the I Touch Myself Project.
“I had a I Touch Myself moment a long time ago. I was doing that in the shower and I felt something in my breast. Turns out, it was a tumour,” Ash told co-host Gawndy.
“I went to the doctor and ended up having to go to the hospital quite quickly to get tests on these lumps and they came back as tumours. They didn’t know if they were cancerous or not and that was the most awful thing to go through – the waiting process and finding out what the tumours were.
“Thankfully, they came back as benign tumours, but I still had to have them removed.”
Ash then went on to urge woman of every age to have a breast cancer screening.
“I don’t think I’ve ever gotten over it. Even though I never had cancer, if that stayed in my breast it could have turned cancerous. Just go and get checked.”
Listen to the full audio below.