Loose Woman fans witnessed an emotional moment when a viewer revealed that the change and testing discussed on the show last summer had saved her life from the breast cancer campaign.
Mum-to-Rebecca appeared on the ITV show Monday to talk about her experiences with presenter Andrea McLean, panelists Brenda Edwards, Judy Love and Carol McGiffin.
Everything came after that #ChangeAndCheck Campaigner Helen Addis appeared on the show with guest star Lauren Kelly last summer, sharing Helen’s story about her breast cancer diagnosis and encouraging women to check for early signs regularly.
Thanks to watching the show with her new baby daughter in June 2019, Rebecca was able to catch breast cancer earlier, and this move saved her life.
When Andrea welcomed her to tell her story on today’s show, Rebecca said: ‘I was watching the show last summer and at that time I was breastfeeding my daughter. Hearing Helen’s story really resonated with me.
She was 39 years old, she was healthy, and her family had no history of breast cancer, and I told her it was like my circumstances. I checked myself while watching the show. ‘
After finding a mass, she contacted the doctor and was sent for an ultrasound.
“I remember lying on the bed and asking the young woman to tell me everything was fine,” she added. ‘He told me with a painful wait that this was breast cancer.’
When I asked Andrea how she was doing now, Rebecca explained that she was fine and would finish treatment soon.
‘I’m fine now. I had a good diagnosis’, Rebecca added, adding that she has a few weeks left for treatment.
The lazy ladies were delighted to hear that Rebecca was doing well, and the guest added: ‘If I had not seen the show I do not know when I would check in next time.
Proponent Helen also revealed that 37 women have been linked to being diagnosed with cancer.
Andrea, Brenda, Judy, and Carol all praised Helen for her incredible work.
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