Melanie Sykes poses topless as she reveals she's 'off to have a mammogram' following her own mother's breast cancer battle
| Rebecca Davison for MailOnline
4/17/2018 8:37 AM EST
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Melanie Sykes did her good deed of the day when she posted a topless snap on Instagram on Tuesday in order to raise awareness of breast cancer.
Her image caption let her fans know that she was going for a check-up to make sure all was well with her breasts, given that her own mother had survived the disease.
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The 47-year-old wrote: 'I’m off to have a mammogram and ultrasound today. My mother survived breast cancer so it’s important that I get regular checks.
'It’s a crazy fact that in the UK 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives.'
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Melanie also revealed in the post that one of the reasons she keeps so fit is to try to prevent getting the cancer.
She said: 'Being active and getting your heart rate up for 20 minutes a day you are helping to prevent your risk of developing the disease.
'I am in my tenth year of keeping fit now...
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