X Factor winner Alexandra Burke found lump

Alexandra Burke has revealed that she had a breast cancer scare earlier this year.

The X Factor 2008 winner feared for her health after finding a lump the size of a 50p piece. 

‘I got completely freaked out,’ Alexandra, 22, tells the Daily Mirror.

‘I was in the shower checking myself, and that’s when I realised you need to go to a doctor and start going twice a year.’

Fortunately, tests found that the lump was just a benign cyst.

Since her scare, Alexandra has gone on a trek with Fearne Cotton and Denise Van Outen in Peru to raise money for Breast Cancer Care

Their journey was filmed for ITV2 documentary Denise & Fearne’s Charity Trek and will air on Monday 1 November at 9pm.

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