This Morning’s Dr Zoe Williams has revealed she suffered a cancer scare earlier this year.
The resident television doctor, who is one of the celebrities taking part in this year’s Real Full Monty On Ice, joined Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes on today’s show where she detailed her ordeal.
‘My grandmother and my auntie both died of bowel cancer,’ Dr Zoe shared. ‘I had a bowel cancer scare myself this year, but luckily everything is fine.’
Dr Zoe initially delayed going to see her GP about her fears, even though her symptoms were ‘unusual’.
‘I did put it off for a while because my symptoms were a change in bowel habit – I was getting up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet, which is very unusual,’ she confessed.
‘I was keeping an eye on it, but obviously this year – with everything that’s gone on – it could have been down to stress, it could have been down to so many things.
‘So I did put it off but I was kind of monitoring it. But on one occasion, I had some blood in the stool as well, so that was my trigger.
‘Straight away, I rang up my GP, booked an appointment, got referred, had the tests – which weren’t very pleasant – but found out that everything was OK.’
Earlier this year, This Morning’s Dr Phillipa Kaye confirmed she is now cancer-free after battling bowel cancer for nearly 18 months.
‘It was tough; I had 10 days in ICU – very long, difficult days, and a further five days in hospital,’ she shared.
‘But, for the first time in nearly 18 months, I am able to say that I am cancer-free and that is huge!’
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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