Julia Bradbury has praised different girls for speaking about their experiences with breast most cancers after she spoke about her personal battle final week
Julia Bradbury has praised different girls for coming ahead after she shared her breast most cancers prognosis.
The previous Countryfile presenter, 51, final week revealed the unhappy information that she is battling breast most cancers, and mentioned she would have a mastectomy subsequent month with a view to take away a six centimetre tumour.
Since revealing her information, she has been happy that she has been in a position to increase consciousness.
Taking to Twitter, Julia mentioned: “So many ladies have informed me they’ve checked themselves/seen their GP since listening to my prognosis.
“Consciousness is crucial. See surgeon @Liz_ORiordan sensible recommendation on how you can examine your self correctly & share some pleasure with your pals for those who’ve been recognized.”
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Final week, Julia mentioned she informed her youngsters Zeph, ten, and twins Zena and Xanthe, six, concerning the heartbreaking prognosis earlier than she went public along with her unhappy information.
Throughout her operation surgeons will take tissue from her lymph nodes to ascertain whether or not the illness has unfold to different elements of her physique.
The prognosis got here after a mammogram she booked in July on an annual recall, having final yr discovered a lump which proved to be a cluster of benign micro-cysts.
Whereas her tumour was described as “sizeable”, docs consider the most cancers cells haven’t but unfold to the breast tissue, which means she could not must endure chemotherapy.
She informed the Mail on Sunday the illness was “arbitrary and unfair” however she hopes she has had the prognosis early sufficient.
Sarah mentioned: “It’s fairly good on the size on cancers. However as with all tumours, till you might be in there you by no means know.
“As it’s I’m going to lose my breast. I belief that in the future I’ll look down on it and assume that was the struggle of my life and I’ve the final word battle scar to show it.”
She additionally urged different girls to often examine themselves for signs of breast most cancers and to not be afraid to hunt assist.
“We should, should, should examine ourselves and search assist,” she mentioned. “Being afraid 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 specialists however solely you possibly can press a lump, know the way it feels and assume you must do one thing about it.”
Signs of breast most cancers embrace a change within the dimension or form of 1 or each breasts, discharge from both of your nipples, which can be streaked with blood, and a lump or swelling in both of your armpits.
Different signs embrace dimpling on the pores and skin of your breasts, a rash on or round your nipple and a change within the look of your nipple, resembling changing into sunken into your breast.