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Countryfile’s Julia Bradbury, 51, reveals devastating breast cancer diagnosis

Countryfile’s Julia Bradbury has revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and faces a mastectomy next month.

The 51-year-old said, “it changes your world forever in an instant” and that no one can “prepare” you for those words.

The TV star stunned in a silver jumpsuit with a slit across the chest as she walked the red carpet at last week’s National Television Awards.

Julia said the outfit was a “kind of goodbye to the body I’ve been living all these years”.

She said: “We all live in hope of a peaceful end in our beds, having had children and grandchildren, or having fulfilled whatever mission in life we choose. But the word cancer is so ugly it makes you think of the most unimaginably horrible death. That’s the reality of it.”



Julia Bradbury bravely shared her recent devastating diagnosis of breast cancer
Julia Bradbury bravely shared her recent devastating diagnosis of breast cancer

Julia added: “I have to hope I have caught mine early enough. A mastectomy is a shattering thing to go through but it means that I am going to live and be here for my children.”

She is set to undergo a mastectomy with her left breast and its six-centimetre tumour removed in early October.

Surgeons will also remove tissue from the lymph nodes to establish whether or not the disease has spread, writes MailOnline.



The 51-year-old hopes by sharing her story she will help save another woman's life
The 51-year-old hopes by sharing her story she will help save another woman’s life

The star hopes by speaking candidly about what is happening she may save a stranger’s life.

She hopes her bravery will inspire other women to get tested, and that they can be encouraged by her words of encouragement.

After finding a lump in her breast last year, she underwent a mammogram.



The mum-of-three plans to focus on the 'positives' where she can find them
The mum-of-three plans to focus on the ‘positives’ where she can find them

Before the appointment, she went on holiday with partner Gerard and their three children, son Zeph, 10, and twin daughters Zena and Zanthe, six, in August.

However, the doctor discovered a dark shadow on her ultrasound that he was not happy with and sent her for biopsies.

Julia waited for her results over the weekend, and was finally notified by her doctor via phone.

She is focused on the positives, which are that doctors believe the cancer cells are contained in her milk ducts. They have not spread to her breast tissue and she may not require chemotherapy.

For more information, you can visit cancer.org or National Breast Cancer here.

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Countryfile's Julia Bradbury, 51, reveals devastating breast cancer diagnosis
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