TOWIE's Mark Wright "cancer-free" following surgery 7 months ago

TOWIE's Mark Wright "cancer-free" following surgery

The former reality star said that he is feeling "so so lucky".

Mark Wright has confirmed that he is "cancer-free" after undergoing surgery.

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The former The Only Way is Essex star had a 12cm tumour removed from his underarm.

Sharing the health update in a video on Instagram, Mark thanked fans for reaching out with support.

"I got the news the other day that it is all clear," he said. "It's cancer-free. It was a terrible worrying time, but that's done, it's in the past."

He continued: "Going back to this operation, I have not been able to train for two weeks and this is the first longish walk I have been on since the operation, so the first bit of exercise I have been able to do and honestly just already my head is clear."

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In the caption for the video, he wrote that getting the all clear is "amazing" and made him feel "so so lucky".

He wrote: "I'm not gonna lie though it really gave me and my family a scare and it's made me even more passionate about keeping as fit and healthy as possible & hopefully trying to help as many of you to do the same too."

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He went on to explain how his operation has made him understand the importance of staying healthy from more than just a fitness perspective.

Mark explained that he learned the importance of "nutrition, routine, recovery, sleep, balance" and "making healthy habits". He then announced that he would be re-launching his brand Train Wright and Eat Wright as Live Wright.

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Earlier this month, Mark shared that he underwent surgery to remove the tumour.

In a post on Instagram, he explained that doctors initially thought it was just a "fatty lump", but as it grew he saw a breast consultant. An ultrasound determined that the lump was a lipoma, which is a benign soft tissue tumour, but to prevent it from turning into a cancerous sarcoma overtime, the lump was removed.