MP Chloe Smith, 38, reveals she has breast cancer as she urges nation to get lumps checked out


TORY MP Chloe Smith has revealed she has breast cancer and urged the nation to get any lumps checked out.

The 38-year-old vowed to carry on as “normally as possible” in light of her diagnosis.

Ms Smith celebrating her first election win in 2011

Ms Smith, a cabinet office minister, said this morning: “I’ve learn I have breast cancer, & start treatment soon.

“I aim to carry on as normally, positively & openly as possible – with a bit of support & privacy at time.”

The MP for Norwich told Brits to make sure they see their doctor if they are ever concerned, saying “Please, check for lumps & see your GP”.

In her tweet she tagged the Breast cancer charities Keeping Abreast, Breast Cancer Now and Big C.

Other politicians piled in with messages of support.

Tory MP for Chatham and Aylesford Tracey Crouch said: “Sending you lots of love and am always here for you x”

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage also replied to the message saying, “Lots of love to you @NorwichChloe”.

Angela Richardson, the Tory MP for Guildford and Cranleigh said: “Very sorry to hear Chloe.

“Wishing you every success in your treatment.”

Local councillor for the City of London Ben Murphy said: “Sending you much strength and positivity @NorwichChloe.”

Others wished the MP a “speedy recovery” and repeated how important it was to lumps checked.

One well-wisher said: “I hope Chloe makes a speedy and full recovery. Her message is so important, check for lumps and don’t hesitate to book in with your GP.”