TV presenter Julia Bradbury has revealed she has breast most cancers and can endure a mastectomy.
The 52-year-old broadcaster, greatest identified for presenting BBC One programme Countryfile, mentioned she would have her left breast eliminated in an effort to take away a six-centimetre tumour.
In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, she mentioned surgeons will even take tissue from her lymph nodes to determine whether or not the illness has unfold to different components of her physique.
I’m unhappy to say that I’ve simply been identified with breast most cancers & want pressing surgical procedure. Please self-check repeatedly & in case you have any unexplained ache, tenderness or lumps, please ask for checks & comply with ups. And ask for a 2nd opinion when you’re not glad. https://t.co/NNeCYyQRTG
— Julia Bradbury💙 (@JuliaBradbury) September 19, 2021
Bradbury mentioned she discovered a lump final 12 months which turned out to be a cluster of benign micro-cysts.
However her most cancers prognosis got here after she booked in for a mammogram in July on an annual recall.
Medical doctors imagine the most cancers cells haven’t but unfold to the breast tissue, regardless of describing the tumour as “sizeable”, which implies she might not want chemotherapy.
Bradbury tweeted to say she was “unhappy” to announce her prognosis.
She added: “Please self-check repeatedly & in case you have any unexplained ache, tenderness or lumps, please ask for checks & comply with ups. And ask for a 2nd opinion when you’re not glad.”
Bradbury informed the publication she was wanting on the positives.
“It’s fairly good on the dimensions on cancers. However as with all tumours, till you might be in there you by no means know,” she mentioned.
“As it’s I’m going to lose my breast. I belief that someday I’ll look down on it and suppose that was the struggle of my life and I’ve the final word battle scar to show it.”
Bradbury, who introduced Countryfile alongside Matt Baker from 2004 till 2014, has urged different girls to repeatedly examine themselves for breast most cancers and to not be afraid to hunt assist.
“We should, should, should examine ourselves and search assist,” she mentioned.
“Being petrified of a prognosis could possibly be the factor which kills you. So be taught what to search for and examine, examine, examine.
“Medical doctors are consultants however solely you’ll be able to press a lump, know the way it feels and suppose you must do one thing about it.”
Bradbury additionally specialises in documentaries and client affairs and is employed by the BBC and ITV.
She can also be identified for presenting Watchdog from 2005 till 2009 and Planet Earth Stay in 2012 for the BBC amongst different programmes.