Sky Information sports activities presenter Jacquie Beltrao says she had a ‘miracle escape’ from breast most cancers after first being identified in 2013.
The previous Olympic gymnast, 56, had been instructed her stage-four most cancers had unfold to her legs and backbone eight weeks in the past — and he or she feared having simply months to dwell.
Final week, the courageous presenter acquired a name whereas within the automobile together with her household revealing the tumours had vanished and extremely there’s now “no proof of most cancers”.
The information sparked tears, hugs and yells of aid and elation within the automobile.
Chatting with The Solar on Sunday, Jacquie, 56, stated: “It was virtually a 12 months in the past that my most cancers had returned and that it was worse than ever.
“I had feared the worst and had occasions once I’d hear a chunk of music and assume, ‘That’ll be good for my funeral’.
“There have been darkish days, so to be instructed there isn’t any proof of most cancers now’s unbelievable.
“I used to be anticipating unhealthy information or, at greatest, that my aggressive most cancers hadn’t received worse. However to be instructed there isn’t any proof of it now’s past my wildest desires.
“Beforehand, I could have been two years. Now I can get pleasure from life once more. I’m dwelling proof that something is feasible.”
The sports activities star has known as on others to be vigilant about potential most cancers signs and to not delay seeing a physician.
Jacquie, who has labored at Sky Information for nearly 30 years, believes pondering positively concerning the illness in addition to taking a brand new most cancers drug twice a day helped flip her prognosis round.
Jacquie has three youngsters, Amelia, 23, Tiago, 20, and Jorge, 18 – with husband Eduardo. The mother-of-three revealed how her scan outcomes got here simply two hours after receiving the heart-breaking information her beloved mother-in-law Anna had died.
She stated: “To seek out out Anna had died was devastating to all of us. It’s virtually eerie that I received my scan information simply a few hours later.
“It’s such a disgrace I couldn’t share the information together with her. However who is aware of, possibly she had a component to play in ensuring I received the analysis?”
Jacquie, who has virtually 100,000 Twitter followers, was first identified with breast most cancers in 2013. She had a mastectomy and reconstruction.
At one level she was instructed the probabilities of any most cancers returning within the subsequent 5 years have been round three out of 100 – odds she described as “fairly rattling good”.