BBC newsreader George Alagiah is taking a break from presenting as he offers with “an extra unfold of most cancers” after he was identified with Stage four bowel most cancers in 2014
George Alagiah will likely be taking a break from presenting duties as he offers with “an extra unfold of most cancers”, his agent has mentioned.
The 65-year-old BBC newsreader was first identified with stage four bowel most cancers in 2014, with it returning once more in 2017 after it had been hoped that therapy had given him the all-clear.
Now, the BBC Information At Six presenter will likely be taking a while away from our screens as he battles the unfold of most cancers.
In a press release, George’s agent mentioned: “George Alagiah, presenter of BBC Information At Six, Britain’s most watched information programme, is to take a break from studio duties to cope with an extra unfold of most cancers.”
The assertion continued: “He was first identified with stage four bowel most cancers in April 2014. In a letter to colleagues within the newsroom Mr Alagiah mentioned his medical staff had determined to hit the brand new tumour ‘laborious and quick’.
“He is because of endure a mix of chemotherapy and radiotherapy over the subsequent few months.”
The assertion concluded: “He added that engaged on the programme ‘has saved me sane over the previous couple of years’ and ‘I’m decided to come back again’.”
The bowel most cancers has now unfold to his lungs, liver and lymph nodes however George has mentioned that it helped him address the coronavirus lockdowns as he was used to coping with the unpredictable.
He wrote in new e-book Letters from Lockdown, during which individuals describe their experiences: “The pandemic offered particular challenges for me and hundreds of others who’re most cancers sufferers.
“However there was a technique I felt I had a bonus.
“To have most cancers is to dwell with uncertainty. Each scan brings with it an enormous query mark over my life.
“So I’ve learnt to dwell within the second, to be content material with as we speak. It has helped me to get by way of these most unpredictable of occasions.”
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George mentioned that one taking from the pandemic needs to be that we needs to be extra caring in direction of to one another.
He mentioned: “This pandemic has taught us that we’d like one another. That’s what being human is – caring for each other – not simply right here at dwelling however internationally.”
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