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Julia Bradbury received cancer diagnosis while filming for This Morning

Julia Bradbury received her cancer diagnosis while filming for This Morning, as hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield shared a message of support for the star.

The Countryfile star recently revealed that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be undergoing a masectomy in the coming weeks.

However, she was keen to carry on with her work during her diagnosis, with Phillip and Holly revealing that she filmed part of her new series for the morning show while she was waiting for her biopsy, and another when she received her diagnosis.

‘Yesterday we heard the worrying news that a member of our This Morning family, Julia Bradbury, has been diagnosed with breast cancer,’ Phillip began.

Holly added: ‘Julia’s life was turned upside down in July when doctors discovered a shadow on her breast tissue during a mammogram.’

‘In a true testament to Julia’s professionalism and bravery, she was determined not to let us down,’ Phillip said. ‘We’ve since learned that she was awaiting results for her first biopsy while filming for our show, a new series which showcases her love for nature.

After Julia’s segment finished, Phillip went on: ‘It was while she was filming that that she got her diagnosis.’

Holly added: ‘As she prepares for her masectomy next month, everyone here at This Morning sends Julia our best wishes and love.’

As well as being a well-loved star on This Morning, Julia, 51, presented BBC show Countryfile from 2004 until 2014 alongside Matt Baker.

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Julia delved into nature in her new This Morning segment (Picture: ITV)

She’s also presented programmes including Watchdog, Planet Earth Live and Britain’s Best Walks.

In a new interview, the broadcaster explained how she was recently informed by her doctor that she had breast cancer after initially finding a lump in her breast last year which turned out to be a cluster of benign micro-cysts.

While she was initially hesitant about going to her appointment, Julia said that her older sister Gina encouraged her to go, which is when she found out that a mammogram conducted in July on an annual recall had detected the cancer.

In the interview with Mail on Sunday, Julia said that next month, she is due to undergo a mastectomy to remove a six-centimetre tumour.

The surgeons will also take tissue from her lymph nodes to ascertain whether the cancer has spread to other parts of her body.

While the tumour found in Julia’s breast has been described as ‘sizeable’, doctors believe the cancer cells have not yet spread to the breast tissue.

Julia explained how she is maintaining a positive outlook following her diagnosis, saying that it is ‘quite good on the scale on cancers’.

‘But as with all tumours, until you are in there you never know,’ she added.

‘As it is I am going to lose my breast. I trust that one day I will look down on it and think that was the fight of my life and I have the ultimate battle scar to prove it.’

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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