Lynsey Sharp: Scot taking break from athletics after cancer scare

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Lynsey Sharp: Scot taking break from athletics after cancer scare
Lynsey Sharp: Scot taking break from athletics after cancer scare

Scotland's Lynsey Sharp is taking a break from athletics after surgery to remove pre-cancerous cells. The 29-year-old former 800m European champion was alerted to the issue by a smear test and is urging other women to get themselves checked. Sharp, who withdrew from last weekend's Scottish Cross-Country Championships, will "take it easy for a few weeks". "It's too important not to share. The last few weeks have been a bit rough," she wrote on Instagram. "Last week I had surgery to remove cells which came back today as pre-cancerous. "If I hadn't gone for a smear test I wouldn't have been able to catch this before it developed any further. "Please please please go and get a smear test... it takes

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