Michelle Heaton breaks down in tears as she reveals daughter may need to have womb and breasts removed over cancer fears

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  • Michelle Heaton has broken down in tears as she revealed her daughter - six-year-old Faith - may need to have her womb and breasts removed over cancer fears.

    The mum-of-two had to undergo preventative mastectomy and hysterectomy in 2015, after discovering she had the faulty BRCA2 gene.

    The gene can lead to breast and ovarian cancer, and now the mum is worried that her daughter might have it too.

    Speaking to The Sun online, the 38-year-old said that she hopes science will have evolved by then so her daughter doesn’t have to go through the same difficult time she experienced.

    ‘I actually get a lump in my throat… I mean it’s horrible to look at her, in my head, the best way to look at it is when she is 18, and she gets offered the test, I hope that science evolves, and there is another option, than what I’ve had to choose’, she said.

    ‘Or genetics has evolved, and there’s no such thing as BRCA2.’

    As a result of the surgery, the mum went through early menopause, and she’s written about her experience on her book Hot Flush: Motherhood, the Menopause and Me.

    Michelle Heaton went through early menopause in her 30s

    The mum admits that she often acted in an irrationally way because of the imbalance in her hormones, and was even worried her husband Hugh Hanley, who she’s been married to since 2010, would leave her.

    She also became impatient with her children – Faith and four-year-old Aaron – and says she would overreact in certain situations and make her daughter cry.

    She said: ‘Is it me being a b**** of a wife, or a really annoyed mummy? Or is it the hormones. The answer is I really don’t know.’

    Speaking about the book, Michelle said she will give it to her daughter when she’s older so can understand what she went through and why she was upset.

    ‘But the best thing I can give her is my book. Because everything is in it, and I’ve not lied, exaggerated, I’ve been honest. So when she is of an age where she can understand I will just give her the book, and wait and see if she has any questions’, she added.

    ‘As nothing has been forgotten, and it has all been explained. Maybe then she will realise why mummy has been a bit upset.’

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