Lisa Maffia stuns in a black bikini… after reflecting on her mum’s terminal cancer diagnosis

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Last month, she heartbreakingly detailed her pain over her mother Shirley’s terminal cervical cancer diagnosis.

And Lisa Maffia tried to remain positive in spite of the news as she shared a stunning bikini selfie with fans via Instagram on Sunday.

The So Solid Crew star, 41, looked sensational in the black-and-white snap that saw her slip into a plunging bikini top and scalloped bottoms.

Wow! Lisa Maffia stunned in a black bikini in a stylish snap she shared via Instagram on Sunday... after reflecting on her mum's terminal cancer diagnosis

Wow! Lisa Maffia stunned in a black bikini in a stylish snap she shared via Instagram on Sunday… after reflecting on her mum’s terminal cancer diagnosis

Showing off a glimpse of her slender figure, Lisa also wore a longline jacket that had a chic floral design and beaded detailing.

Her brunette locks were brushed into a sleek, straight style that fell over her shoulders, and she shielded her eyes in a pair of chic shades. 

Pining for some time in the sun as she remained indoors during England’s second lockdown, Lisa wrote in the caption: ‘Can’t wait to travel again.’ 

So sad: In October, Lisa shared her anguish over her mum's suffering, as she herself faces an agonising wait for test results to see if her abnormal cells are cancerous

So sad: In October, Lisa shared her anguish over her mum’s suffering, as she herself faces an agonising wait for test results to see if her abnormal cells are cancerous

In October, Lisa shared her anguish over her mum’s suffering, as she herself faces an agonising wait for test results to see if her abnormal cells are cancerous.

In a new interview, Lisa sobbed as she told how she’s had to watch the cancer ‘tear my mum’s body apart’, amid Shirley’s declining health.

Speaking to The Sun Online, the singer urged people to get their smear test after abnormal cells were found in her cervix in March, resulting in her having a colposcopy procedure on Thursday.

Devastated: Lisa heartbreakingly detailed her pain over her mother Shirley's terminal cancer, as she sobbed while talking watching the cancer 'tear my mum’s body apart' (pictured in 2019)

Devastated: Lisa heartbreakingly detailed her pain over her mother Shirley’s terminal cancer, as she sobbed while talking watching the cancer ‘tear my mum’s body apart’ (pictured in 2019)

She sobbed as she also told how Shirley had missed her own smear tests for ‘five years’ after being too ‘proud’ and ’embarrassed’ to go to the doctors.

Her mother’s cervical cancer has spread throughout her body and is now terminal. 

Opening up about her mum’s ordeal, as she anxiously awaits her own results, Lisa said: ‘She’s quite a proud and self-conscious person and gets embarrassed. Going to the doctors and getting a smear she thought it was quite invasive and she put it off.

‘Cancer can grow so quickly, by the time she started to get an ache in her leg and the constant bleeding that alerted her to go to the doctors – it was two years too late.’

Lisa told how the cancer had spread to Shirley’s ‘lymph node glands’ and ‘collar bone’, with her fight with cancer seeing her face so much chemotherapy and radiotherapy, that she lost a kidney as a result. 

Her mother previously went into remission for seven years, but the cancer has since come back all over her body.

She’s been told that she’s unable to undergo anymore treatment and is now living with terminal cancer. 

‘I’ve watched it tear my mum’s body apart in pain all because she missed a test that takes five minutes and it’s done, it can save your life’, Lisa adds. 

Worrying time: She also told how Shirley had missed her own smear tests for 'five years' after being too 'proud' and 'embarrassed' to go to the doctors

Worrying time: She also told how Shirley had missed her own smear tests for ‘five years’ after being too ‘proud’ and ’embarrassed’ to go to the doctors 

The All Over hitmaker is now determined her ensure her own daughter Chelsea, 24, has a smear test privately, before it is offered by the NHS when she turns 25.

It comes after Lisa took to Instagram to assure fans she does not have cervical cancer, after making a confused announcement. 

She had posted to Instagram stories on Thursday, stating that she has been diagnosed with the disease.

But she was forced to amend the post after realising she had made an error, suffering instead from abnormal cells that could develop cancer if left untreated.

Posting prior to a colposcopy appointment at hospital, Lisa wrote: ‘I never miss a smear and I unfortunately have cervical cancer.’

Terrifying: 'I’ve watched it tear my mum’s body apart in pain all because she missed a test that takes five minutes and it’s done, it can save your life'

Terrifying: ‘I’ve watched it tear my mum’s body apart in pain all because she missed a test that takes five minutes and it’s done, it can save your life’

She had meant to write ‘I unfortunately have cervical cancer in my family’ and swiftly removed the first post and replaced it.

The rest of the caption read: ‘So now I’m even more cautious. This is just a reminder to anyone that maybe has forgotten to get tested!’

She added the warning: ‘It’s not a game!’

Lisa then filmed herself leaving the hospital after the appointment, explaining how she had felt ‘petrified’ ahead of the colposcopy – which is a procedure used to look at the cervix, the lower part of the womb at the top of the vagina – but that it was a ‘quick and easy’ process.

Clad in a face mask, she was tearful as she spoke to the camera, explaining that her mother currently has terminal cervical cancer.

Decisions: The All Over hitmaker is now determined her ensure her own daughter Chelsea, 24, has a smear test privately, before it is offered by the NHS when she turns 25

 Decisions: The All Over hitmaker is now determined her ensure her own daughter Chelsea, 24, has a smear test privately, before it is offered by the NHS when she turns 25

Muddled message: It comes after Lisa took to Instagram to assure fans she does not have cervical cancer, after making a confused announcement

Muddled message: It comes after Lisa took to Instagram to assure fans she does not have cervical cancer, after making a confused announcement

This was deleted, however, and replaced with a new video, explaining that she had made a mistake.

Noticeably distressed, she said: ‘Oh my god guys now I feel so sorry for not checking I’ve had so many messages saying their mums are going through it. I just want to apologise, I think where I was emotional with my mum I just wasn’t thinking.

‘I don’t have cervical cancer I had abnormal cells that needed to be burned away that could have turned cancerous.’

Her now-deleted video saw her telling her fans: ‘Just like that I am already out. As you can see I was really upset,’ she said. ‘My mum has cervical cancer, terminal cancer, so going into this every time I’ve had to go into this – this is the third time they’ve had to check my cells – makes me absolutely petrified…’

Before: Posting prior to a colposcopy appointment at hospital, Lisa wrote - 'I never miss a smear and I unfortunately have cervical cancer'

After: She had meant to write 'I unfortunately have cervical cancer in my family' and swiftly removed the first post and replaced it

Correction: Posting prior to a colposcopy appointment at hospital, Lisa wrote – ‘I never miss a smear and I unfortunately have cervical cancer’ [L] She had meant to write ‘I unfortunately have cervical cancer in my family’ and swiftly removed the first post and replaced it [R]

‘It can happen to anyone,’ she said, before bravely adding: ‘I’m cool.’

In March, Lisa took to Instagram to tell her followers that she’d been asked to quarantine because she was at ‘high risk’ of contracting coronavirus.

She hadn’t been diagnosed with COVID-19, but said she had been told to stay at home for 14 days and avoid contact with friends and family.

‘I’ve been told it’s best to go in quarantine for two weeks at home so keep your mask on and don’t have contact with friends and family.

‘Because I have been on tour for so long and around so many people I am high risk at having coronavirus. So I am staying in this bed for two weeks.’

It’s unsure whether this was because she had been diagnosed with the disease at the time, or whether she could not be around her high-risk mother, Shirley.

Tearful: Noticeably distressed, she said - 'Oh my god guys now I feel so sorry for not checking I've had so many messages saying their mums are going through it'

She added: 'I just want to apologise, I think where I was emotional with my mum I just wasn't thinking'

Tearful: Noticeably distressed, she said – ‘Oh my god guys now I feel so sorry for not checking I’ve had so many messages saying their mums are going through it. I just want to apologise, I think where I was emotional with my mum I just wasn’t thinking’

She explained: 'I don't have cervical cancer I had abnormal cells that needed to be burned away that could have turned cancerous' (pictured in 2018)

She explained: ‘I don’t have cervical cancer I had abnormal cells that needed to be burned away that could have turned cancerous’ (pictured in 2018)

Lisa first spoke about Shirley’s battle with the disease when she took part in The All New Monty: Ladies’ Night in 2019.

The show saw her join other celebrities on stage to strip off to raise awareness for breast and cervical cancer.

Shirley had beat cervical cancer once before in 2011, but the disease returned. 

Raising awareness: Lisa first spoke about Shirley's battle with the disease when she took part in The All New Monty: Ladies' Night in 2019

Raising awareness: Lisa first spoke about Shirley’s battle with the disease when she took part in The All New Monty: Ladies’ Night in 2019

Lisa said at the time: ‘I took part because of my mum, my mum was diagnosed in 2011. She had cervical cancer the first time and they said six months to live and she beat it.

‘And then eight years later, unfortunately, it’s come back and it’s come back all over and she’s fighting it again now.

‘She is fighting it, she’s fighting cancer.’

She took part alongside other stars who have been touched by.

WHAT IS CERVICAL CANCER?

Cervical cancer affects the lining of the lower part of womb.

The most common symptom is unusual bleeding, such as between periods, during sex or after the menopause, but other signs can include:

  • Pain during sex
  • Vaginal discharge that smells 
  • Pain in the pelvis

Causes can include:

  • Age – more than half of sufferers are under 45
  • HPV infection – which affects most people at some point in their lives
  • Smoking – responsible for 21 per cent of cases
  • Contraceptive pill – linked to 10 per cent of cases
  • Having children
  • Family history of cervical or other types of cancer, like vagina

Source: Cancer Research UK 

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