TOWIE’S Danielle Armstrong gets precancerous cells removed after smear test

Danielle Armstrong revealed that when she got her smear results back there were "abnormal" and "precancerous" cells which she recently had removed.

Taking to Instagram, the 33-year-old star told her 1.3million fans that she had a colposcopy, which is a simple procedure that examines the cervix and vagina.

The former TOWIE star had this done on Thursday after nurses found abnormal cells from her routine smear test.

Danielle explained that during the procedure nurses decided to use a "loop excision" to cut away the abnormal cells using an electrical current.

Due to the "precancerous" nature of the cells, Danielle had them removed to prevent them from progressing into a cancerous form in the future.

In her post, she urged her fans to go out and get a smear test, explaining how her own routine test had led to the removal of harmful cells.

She wrote: "Have You Booked Your Smear Test? Last month I was invited to have my smear test as for the UK ladies between the ages of 25 – 49 it should be every 3 years we get checked.

"My results showed some abnormal cells and I was referred to have a Colposcopy (this is a simple procedure to look at the cervix for the abnormal cells to see if they could be cancerous or not)."

She continued: "Yesterday when having the procedure the nurses decided to do something called a 'Loop Excision' which is basically using an electrical current to cut away the abnormal cells.

"The reason for cutting away the cells was due to the abnormal cells being 'Pre Cancerous Cells' and removing them now can prevent them progressing to cancer in the future.

"Is it uncomfortable… YES Is their bleeding.. YES ( a little) Can it prevent cancer and save your life. YES!!!"

"I just want to share this post with you all because I know 90% of my followers are female and between 25-49. So please ladies if you have still got to book your Smear Test BOOK IT TODAY."

Her fans were thrilled with her speaking out about the important topic, with practice nurses taking to the comments to explain how much it meant to them.

One fan wrote: "As a practice nurse who does smears everyday, I thank you for highlighting the importance of them! We have soooo many young girls who just don’t turn up which is such a shame x so thank you".

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Another said: "I am a Practice Nurse who undertakes smears in the surgery I work at, it is so important for ladies to attend for their smears".

Fans even offered advice to other women in the comments, with one saying: "Also if you feel uncomfortable going to the doctors for a smear test you can request a home kit sent out to you so you can do it yourself, A quick simple swab I’ve just Done mine!"

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