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Chris Hughes’ brother diagnosed with testicular cancer – two months after the reality star got checked on live TV

The reality star urged men to check for lumps on a regular basis

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Chris Hughes’ brother has been diagnosed with testicular cancer – two months after the reality star got checked on live television.

The Love Island star got checked by a doctor live on This Morning to raise awareness for testicular cancer during ‘Movember’ and was praised by fans for his bravery.

Chris has now told fans that his brother, Ben, has been diagnosed with the cancer.

 

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A sad day. My brother was diagnosed with testicular cancer this lunchtime, in which we pray for a kind prognosis. He came into my room at 3am the morning after my testicular examination on tv, clearly struggling to sleep, telling me he’d found a lump and asked me if he’s checking it right. To which I told him, ‘Ben, it’s 3am, I’ll look in the morning, but if there’s a lump, go and check it checked tomorrow with the doctor’. Today he sent me a message telling me the news, and thanking me for making him aware, else he’d never have known he had cancer.. That literally broke my heart. Testicular cancer is a silent killer, men need realise this and check themselves regularly. It takes 10 seconds. Please do it. 🖤

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“A sad day. My brother was diagnosed with testicular cancer this lunchtime, in which we pray for a kind prognosis,” he told fans.

“He came into my room at 3am the morning after my testicular examination on tv, clearly struggling to sleep, telling me he’d found a lump and asked me if he’s checking it right. To which I told him, ‘Ben, it’s 3am, I’ll look in the morning, but if there’s a lump, go and check it checked tomorrow with the doctor.'”

“Today he sent me a message telling me the news, and thanking me for making him aware, else he’d never have known he had cancer.. That literally broke my heart,” he continued.

The reality star went on to urge men to regularly check for lumps: “Testicular cancer is a silent killer, men need realise this and check themselves regularly. It takes 10 seconds. Please do it.”

 

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Anyone catch ITV this morning!! Mum sent me this, the moment the love island cast touched down on home soil! You can tell who’s been in the sun!!! @chrishughesofficial

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Chris previously opened up about his battle with a varicocele, which resulted in him having multiple surgeries and put him at risk of never being able to have children.