Countryfile host Julia Bradbury reveals her breast cancer diagnosis 1 month ago

Countryfile host Julia Bradbury reveals her breast cancer diagnosis

She was diagnosed earlier this year.

Countryfile host Julia Bradbury has opened up about her breast cancer diagnosis.

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The presenter has revealed that a tumour was found in her left breast which will require surgery to remove.

The 51 year old is set to have a mastectomy next month to get rid of the six centimetre tumour in her left breast.

Speaking with theĀ Mail On Sunday, the Dublin born host said: "It is quite good on the scale on cancers. But as with all tumours, until you are in there you never know.

"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."

Doctors will also be removing part of the tissue from her lymph nodes to see if the cancer has spread.

Julia found a lump in her breast that ended up being a cluster of benign micro-cysts.

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After a mammogram in July, and a follow up appointment with her doctor, there were some worrying signs that there could something more.

Julia also revealed to her children that she has cancer and encouraged them to ask any questions they may have.

Julia said that after she told her son Zeph and two daughters Zena and Xanthe the news, they asked if they could still have hugs.

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Encouraging other women to check their breasts, she said that being "scared of a diagnosis could be the thing which kills you."