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Rita Ora: Masked Singer star opens up on breast cancer scare after mum’s diagnosis in 2005

When quizzed on whether she had been to her doctor after experiencing sharp pains in her breast, Rita said: “In the sense of urgency. Considering all of the patients in the world, if you can self-prevent it is the first stage. 

“I don’t know if it’s in my head, but it can be a case of a little heartburn and I am like, ‘What is that?’.”

The Brit award nominee added: “Cancer affects everyone. My mum battled it twice, and I had a lot of different emotions. I felt a lot of responsibility to step up and become a strong teenager. I wanted to protect my mother.

“Even now, every time my mother has to have a check-up we get reminded of all those feelings of waiting for the result, and the fear factor of it all. 

“Everyone has a way of dealing with their thoughts, and I am a big believer in therapy — certainly it has helped me a lot.”

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