Thea Tolentino recently underwent surgery to remove a cyst in her breast.
In her Instagram post last May 24, she shared a photo taken at Contura Medica, a cosmetic surgery clinic in Quezon City.
She mentioned it was already her second time to have a breast cyst removed. The first one was in 2010.
In the same post, she reminded her female fans and social media followers to undergo check-ups regularly as a precautionary measure.
Here's her Instagram post:
Had my breast cyst removal this afternoon. Hindi ko first time dahil natanggalan na ako before noong 2010. ???? May mga nagcomment na nakakatakot magpacheck up pero nagaalala. Mas nakakatakot kapag hindi mo alam kaya mas maganda na ipacheck na. :) ------ Thank you so much @docbing ! Chill lang ng operation lalo na't J-pop pinatugtog ni doc habang inooperahan ako. ???? ------ @conturamedica is also a breast center. It's good to have regular check ups especially to us women. Lalo na rin kung may nararamdaman tayo, mas maganda nang maagapan at malaman ang nangyayari sa ating katawan. ???????? Contura Medica ????: +63 917 800 7383
TIMELY HEALTH REMINDER. Thea's post was flooded with several comments.
Aside from get-well messages, a lot of women asked her for medical advice.
She disclosed, “Ang alam ko hindi naman need na tanggalin as long as benign.
“'Tapos, regular check-up and if sinabi ng doctor na magpa-ultrasound para ma-monitor yung size.
“Meron kasing cyst na nawawala na lang.
“Last year more than 6 yung sa 'kin.
“Nung nagpa-ultrasound ako last week nasa 6 na lang in total. Nawala yung iba.”
Thea thanked her followers for their messages of concern.
At the same time, she felt good about sharing preventive measures to help reduce the risk of breast cancer among women.
Thea was last seen on the GMA-7 afternoon prime teleserye, Haplos, which aired last year.
She also starred in The Half Sisters (2014-2016).