Pan Ling Ling confirms she removed cyst from breast

22 May 2013 / 3 years 5 months ago

Singapore actress Pan Lingling confirmed in an interview with local reporters that she has had surgery to remove a growth found in her breast, and had to take three months of sick leave to recuperate.According to Shin Min Daily News, Pan had been cast in a drama series titled "Sudden" but had to be replaced when she took sick leave for the operation.She said that it was a cyst, and not a tumour, that was found in her breast. The 43-year-old said she found out about the cyst when she noticed a lump in her breast during a routine ultrasound check-up.It is a common affliction that affects ladies and they are not harmful to the body, she said. However, the Chinese daily reported that she decided to undergo an operation to remove the cyst to attain peace of mind.Shin Min also reported that this is not the first time Pan has been afflicted by cysts in her breasts. She said in an interview that when she was in her twenties, she had a smaller cyst develop in her breast. The cyst back then was about the size of a green bean, and she had it removed.According to reports, the cyst that was recently removed was about the size of a 10-cent coin.News of Pan's health problems surfaced earlier this week when reports quoted the producer of Sudden as saying that Pan took about three months' leave, for health reasons."She's always been quite low-profile and we didn't discuss her health condition. It was a personal issue... "However, Pan's husband actor Huang Shinan had denied reports of her needing surgery to remove the growth and attributed her absence to a flu and cough instead. "Didn't everyone see her at The Star Awards show?" the Chinese newspapers reported Huang as saying. He also reportedly denied that Pan took extended medical leave.Source: AsiaOne, My Paper

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