TV Presenter And Mum Michaela Strachan Joins Breakthrough Breast Cancer

6 October 2014

MIchaela Strachan

TV presenter and mother Michaela Strachan has spoken out about being diagnosed with cancer during a routine mammogram.

Michaela, who lives in South Africa with her partner Nick Chevallier, his three grown-up children and their son Ollie, nine, underwent a double mastectomy following the diagnosis.

The Daily Mail reports:

'In an interview with The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine today, the Springwatch star tells how her worst fears were confirmed after a routine mammogram at the beginning of the year.'

'‘The tears started to roll as my doctor tried to tell me what would happen next, but I only took in every fifth word or so,’ she says. ‘The one word that registered was “cancer”.'

'‘How had this happened? I don’t have it in the family. I live a fit and healthy life.’'

'Surgeons advised her to have a double mastectomy since there was a risk of the lobular cancer spreading from one breast to the other.'

Earlier today, Michaela tweeted about her new role as an ambassador for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. She wrote:

'My story is in You Mag in The Sunday Mail today. I hope it helps and inspires other women going on this journey.'

'This year has been a challenging one. In Feb I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was lucky, I found it early.'

'Today I become an ambassador for @BreakthroughBC to encourage women to have regular mammograms.'

Click here for more information from Breakthrough Breast Cancer about how to spot the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, or download their free iBreastCheck app.

TOPICS:   News and Recalls

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