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Cynthia's Horror: Bailey Suffers Cancer Scare With 'Raised Lump' On Her Back

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey recently suffered a devastating cancer scare.

Bailey took to Instagram on March 29 to tell fans, "Early morning doctor's appointment today. Had a little health scare. Thankfully I’m ok."

She didn't reveal what the trouble was last week, but on Wednesday, April 4, the star explained to The Daily Dish, "I noticed a slight raised lump on my back near my left shoulder blade about 2 months ago. At first I thought I had been bitten by something, or it was just back fat. A couple of weeks later, I noticed that it was still there and seemed to be growing. I went to the doctor, and was told that it was lymphoma, a fatty tumor.

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"Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph nodes, and lymphatic system," she continued. "I Googled it immediately and was blown away by the photos of the worst cases in particular. I was scared because as soon as I heard the word tumor, I immediately thought cancer."

Bailey, 51, said that she then scheduled a surgery to have the tumor removed, which was later found to be benign.

"Surgery went well, however it went much longer than expected because the tumor was embedded very deeply in my back and partially under a muscle. It was also larger than expected. In the end, thankfully all the lymphoma was removed successfully, and it is benign," a relieved Bailey told the Bravo website.

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She also noted, "I am home at Lake Bailey recovering. Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes, texts, and flowers."

Bailey, who split from her husband Peter Thomas, admitted previously that she battled fibroids.

Fans watched her have surgery for the fibroids on RHOA after an embarrassing flooding problem.

"With fibroids, you have very heavy menstrual cycles," Bailey told last year in an exclusive interview.

"So no matter what you do — I have my double duty protection on — but it’s still not uncommon for me to leak through."

Incredibly, Bailey's former husband Thomas, who was alleged to be cheating on her, complained on TV that his sexual needs were not being met while Bailey was suffering from the painful fibroid condition!

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