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Celebrity Adele Roberts’ cancer admission comes to the end of a grueling treatment

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Adele Roberts has revealed how lucky she is to be alive after being diagnosed with colon cancer – and she hopes to be free of the disease in just a few weeks.

The Radio 1 DJ is currently undergoing chemotherapy and says she is an example of how doctors can save lives when cancer is treated in time.

“I have to do one more round of chemo after the one I’m doing right now,” she says. “Then I’ll have another scan done and fingers crossed I’m cancer free! I pray for this day!

“I should hopefully be cancer free by the end of May – and when I am I can’t wait to celebrate with my family and friends.”

Adele, who first rose to fame alongside Alison Hammond and Jade Goody in Big Brother 2, is backing ITV Lorraine’s No Butts campaign to raise awareness of Britain’s second biggest cancer killer.

And she reveals that despite the side effects of her treatment, she’s determined to keep a positive attitude.







Adele Roberts revealed she was diagnosed with colon cancer last year
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Since then, she has undergone treatment and helped raise awareness of the disease
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“Since the chemo, I’ve mainly suffered from skin side effects,” she says. “I have hand-foot syndrome. My hands and feet are constantly tingling. Sometimes I can’t even stand up, my feet are so sore or my fingers are really flexing.”

She said: “Quite often I need help carrying bags or opening bottles. My fingers don’t always register on smart screens, I have dark spots on my tongue, my body is really going through it but luckily my mind is good.

“Cancer has given me a new perspective on life and I intend to make the most of it. I also like to do a little bit more for cancer every day, so it’s important for me to stay mentally positive, while listening to my body I’m taking a lot of chemo afternoon naps these days – they’re very good.

“My mindset is to understand that I can’t control the cancer, but I can control my reaction. I focus on what I can do, not what I can’t.”







She hopes to be free of the disease within a few weeks
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Adele’s partner Kate Holderness initially urged her to see her GP after noticing symptoms while going to the toilet.

Adele said: “I was in stage two and it spread to my liver but they got it in time. I’m on chemotherapy now and I’m just living my life.”
After undergoing surgery to remove the tumor, she now has an ostomy pouch, which she named Audrey after the plant in Little Shop of Horrors.

Adele said: “I’m so grateful to Audrey, having her with me allows my body to heal.”

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the UK after lung cancer. More than nine in 10 new cases (94%) are diagnosed in people over the age of 50, and almost six in 10 cases (59%) are diagnosed in people aged 70 and over.

But colorectal cancer can affect anyone at any age. More than 2,600 new cases are diagnosed in people under the age of 50 each year.

Adele added: “Before I was diagnosed I was totally unaware of colon cancer. If I hadn’t seen a campaign like No Butts, I would have been in contact with my GP a little quicker.







The radio presenter has supported the No Butts campaign on ITV
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She spoke to her partner Kate Holderness on Lorraine today about her experience
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“We go to the toilet every day – maybe not number two – but it’s a chance for you to check everything is okay and you can catch it early. I’m so lucky I went to the doctor when I did.”

The 43-year-old first realized something was wrong when she saw mucus in her stool. She said: “I thought it might be IBS but just didn’t have cancer on my radar but when the phlegm became a normal thing my partner Kate said I needed to see a doctor.

“At the time I just thought I don’t feel sick; I’m really fit, I eat well so it can’t be cancer. My advice is to get a self-test kit and know that it can don’t affect anyone; even my doctor thought I was too young to get colon cancer.”

Almost everyone survives colorectal cancer if diagnosed in its earliest stages. However, this decreases significantly as the disease progresses.

“I still can’t believe it happened,” says Adele. “It doesn’t feel real. It hasn’t even been six months since my operation. I was diagnosed on October 1st, 2021 and had surgery on October 25th.”







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She has helped raise awareness of the disease with her contributions and discussions
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“The NHS has been fantastic and I’m happy to have been treated so quickly. I’m just so thankful that my partner Kate was in the room with me. She was an incredible support to me that day.

“I couldn’t have done it without her. She was pretty much my caretaker during all this time. She read all the cancer forums and searched for me online for information before my surgery.

“Just so I don’t see anything to upset or scare me. She helped me tell my parents what was the hardest thing for me. I was more upset with her than me.

“We also got more intimate very quickly, I don’t think there’s a part of my body or my guts that she hasn’t seen!

“She opens my bottles for me when my hands hurt from chemotherapy, she helps me put lotion on my feet (which I also suffer from), she takes all the side effects, she even likes my black tongue !Haha!

“She saw my tumor, my butt (!) and she is the best nurse for my little stoma Audrey. Kate is amazing, she accepted everything that came our way.”







Adele has praised partner Kate for her support
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The couple appeared on Lorraine this week
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“She never judged me or made me feel like there was anything wrong with me. She is my motivation to get up every day and do my best on this journey.”

The No Butts campaign launched last year has already saved a life.

After seeing Lorraine’s No Butts campaign in 2021, Ipswich’s Charlotte Meddings made an appointment to see her doctor, who was later diagnosed with colon cancer.

The 33-year-old mother of two – William, 12, and daughter Olivia, 10 – says she had no idea about symptoms until she heard Lorraine talk about warning signs.

Charlotte said: “I just had the TV on in the background while I made coffee after weaning the kids and Lorraine and a doctor were talking about checking for gut changes.

“That’s what stopped me – I’ve had a lot of constipation for the past few weeks. I could only go to the toilet through exercise, which made me quite uncomfortable.

“I’ve tried natural laxatives but it was still a real struggle. I had no idea why this suddenly happened to me.”







The No Butts campaign airs on ITV’s Lorraine
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“The doctor on TV mentioned that if things get past the three week mark it’s a symptom you should get checked out and I knew it had been taking longer for me so I just stopped what I was doing did, and mine got a call and made an appointment with my GP.”

At the appointment, Charlotte’s GP referred Charlotte for a colonoscopy and blood test, and after another test, doctors found a polyp — a potentially cancerous tissue growth.

However, it was too large to remove so two months later a third colonoscopy was ordered at Ipswich Hospital when it was removed and doctors discovered it contained the tumour.

She said: “I was scared but did my best to get it out of my head so I could just keep being a mom and make sure the kids didn’t realize anything was wrong.”

After the polyp was removed, a consultant confirmed it was colon cancer.

Charlotte said: “I was stunned and the counselor seemed just as stunned – she kept repeating how young I was. I am a fit, healthy person; I do yoga, I eat well.

“I held it together in the counseling room but I was so excited when I got home. I cried a lot on my parents’ shoulders. They live nearby and were there to support me.”







Lorraine Kelly has described Adele as “resilient” and “strong”.
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Charlotte underwent surgery to remove part of her intestines to check that the cancer hadn’t spread. Then, a week later, she received good news.

She said: “I was shopping at Morrisons and my counselor called to say they had all the cancer and I wouldn’t need chemotherapy. I just cried with relief.

“I still have check-ups but I’m so, so grateful I called my GP when I did.

Lorraine Kelly said: “Adele is so resilient, so strong – absolutely inspiring. I think we are all guilty of delaying seeking medical advice for a variety of reasons.

“We may be scared, too tired, too busy because as women we are often at the bottom of the priority list, especially when we are working, having children or caring for elderly relatives for example.

“But hopefully this campaign will encourage people to put their health first and recognize the signs when something isn’t quite right.”

The ‘No Butts’ campaign runs in Lorraine weekdays from 9am until 5 May on ITV and the ITV Hub.

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