Michelle Heaton recovering from double mastectomy
Michelle Heaton is recovering after undergoing a double mastectomy on Tuesday.
The former Liberty X singer took to her Twitter.com page to assure fans she is OK after the operation to remove her breasts.
She tweeted, "Thank u (you) for all your lovely tweets. It went well, but I'm obviously very sore & disorientated still. I have the best doctors & husband!"
The 33 year old opted for the preventative surgery after learning she has the BRCA2 gene, and is therefore up to 80 per cent more likely to develop breast cancer.
Last month, she told OK!, "I really have no other option. I'm doing it to save my life. I don't want to live waiting for cancer to strike. I'm more scared than I (have) ever been in my life. I don't want to die young."
Sharon Osbourne had the same procedure earlier this year after discovering she's prone to breast cancer.
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Good luck to Michelle. you have done a very thing and grabbed life with both hands. I have breast cancer and am pleased that you have given yourself and your family the best chance of a ling life. This illness is devastating to sufferers and their families. I wish you a good and fast recovery.
That should read "a very brave thing" Sorry!
And a "long life". I really need to start checking what i write before i press the button.
Ha ha ha - we are all clumsy. And all the best to you, Louisa. x
i am always making typing errors Louisa. Best wishes to you xx
Thanks Movvi and Valerie x
Poor woman. She seems very brave though.
Not seems, T B, is! I applaud her courage!
That's some decision to take at 33 and I have much respect to her for doing it. Two mammograms come up clear for me so far but I've opted in to the study to find out if I have that gene. I'll be doing the same as Michelle if I do and I'm much older.
Good luck with the gene study Bernadette. If it comes to it just grab life and get it done. x
brave girl. Wish her all the best
As a bloke it might be said I don't understand though have recently lost a lovely friend from this illness despite her having a double mastectomy. Of course there is also an increasing incidence amongst males. What makes my blood boil is that there are possible cures in this country and the US but they are held back by a quangos' like NICE. Now for the biggest crime of all - an employee of a pharmaceutical firm stated there was no desire to find a cure for breast cancer as the treatments are the 'golden egg' for the industry - this is not the first time I have heard this said. I also know of a research project which requires £700k for clinical trial and the government won't give it. To Louisa and the rest of you who suffer this disease big hugs keep up the fight.
Than you blue side. You are right about the pharmaceutical firms. I have no respect for them and they deny treatment to people over the third world by driving up their drug prices. People donate to cancer research but don't realise what gets held back. One day it will all come out. It's a horrible thing to have this disease and worse to know that these firms work in their own best interest. At the moment i take eight different medicines -it is indeed a "golden Egg"
Sorry to hear that you lost your pal to this bloodt illness ,blue side.It affects one woman in seven and you are right about the growing number of men being diagnosed with bc. I think you do yourself a bit of a dis-serivce as you have a good understanding of what it is like. I am very, very open about having the cancer, not to get sympathy, but to facilitate discussion and get it out in the open. On all levels, i feel that is so important. I don't feel half so bad for myself as i do for my family-it is much worse for them. xx
Louisa ur a star ............... interesting areas of research include Cannabis Oil and boswellic acid. There is also a Dr Rossenburg and his work on gene therapy.
I've heard about the oil. Will look at the other stuff, so thanks for that. :-D