Sarah’s new documentary, Sarah Beeny vs Cancer, follows her diagnosis with the disease and treatment. Speaking to The Guardian, Sarah described why she decided to document her journey. She said: “If I told this story, there might be loads of people who wouldn’t be so scared. Because living with the fear of cancer is really hard.”
Sarah announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2022 and has since undergone a double mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. In April, Sarah announced that she had been given the all-clear.
Sarah has been a passionate supporter of our cause for more than a decade. Her mother had breast cancer which spread to her brain and she died aged 39, when Sarah was 10. Her stepmother also lost her life to a brain tumour having been diagnosed with the disease in 2012.
Hugh Adams, our Head of Stakeholder Relations, said: “Sarah became involved with us more than a decade ago. Her support was influenced by her mother's breast cancer which metastasised to her brain and we know that the steps and improvements that have been made to prevent this cancer progression in Sarah’s case was something she was keen to explore in the film.
“We have been really grateful that, even during the height of her treatment, Sarah found time to support our campaigns and her photographs during her treatment have been an inspiration to many experiencing hair loss following chemotherapy.””
The report also concludes that research into cancer “provides the best route to understand the disease, as well as identifying new ways to detect, diagnose and treat it”. Research can also “focus on population health, including how to address the preventable risk factors of cancer”.
Watch Sarah Beeny vs Cancer tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.
- Sarah Beeny diagnosed with breast cancer
- Supporters, MPs, scientists and celebrities come together virtually
- Our celebrity supporters
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