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Strictly's Shirley Ballas gives health update and 'urges' women to get tested after cancer scare

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Strictly Come Dancing ’s Shirley Ballas has bravely shared her recent health journey with fans, revealing a cancer scare at the age of 63.

Taking to Instagram, the beloved BBC star urged women not to overlook the importance of regular mammograms after undergoing a biopsy following a concerning mammogram result.

In her heartfelt message to followers, Shirley emphasised the importance of early detection, penning: "Urging all women do not miss your mammogram.

I went for mine, ended up going for a second one and a biopsy. Local anaesthetic biopsy done. Now waiting for results. "Amy Dowden you ran through my mind.The importance of not putting it off.

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