Lauren Goodger has opened up about a previous cancer scare saying how she really believed she was going to die.
Lauren, 26, says that she was left terrified when a routine smear test came back as showing up with abnormal cells.
The TOWIE star confesses in her new book Secrets of an Essex Girl that at this moment she thought she had cervical cancer and would never recover.
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Lauren says: "I went for my usual routine smear test and they found abnormal cells."
"I needed to have a colposcopy, a procedure where they look at what's going on and then treat it."
At this point Lauren admits she thought the worst.
"The first thing I thought was, I'm going to die. I've got cancer. I was frightened about what they might find and I was nervous about the procedure."
Luckily, doctors were able to remove the cells which shows the importance of reading the signs early.
Lauren, who was 21 at the time, added: "It was quite painful even though they gave me a local anaesthetic.
" In my case they were able to laser the abnormal cells away. I was so relieved but I worried for ages that it hadn't gone away and that something bad was going to happen."
"I had to go back every six months for a smear test. Now I just have one every year and, thank God, it all seems to be clear."
Read more of Lauren's confessions in her book Secrets of an Essex Girl out now.