Sky Sports presenter Jo Wilson revealed she has been diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer as she urges women to get a smear test.
Scottish broadcaster, 37, told OK! magazine she received a diagnosis this summer and is undergoing life-saving radiation and chemotherapy.
Wilson said she spoke out during Gynecological Cancer Awareness month because she felt if she could “save another person’s life” it was worth it for her to open up about her experience.
The presenter says OK! Magazine: “The last person in the public eye to have cervical cancer was Jade Goody.
“After Jade’s death, more women went for smear tests, but now one in three people who qualify doesn’t go. I really want to change that.
“If I can only save another life by going public about my battle then it’s worth speaking out.”
Wilson revealed that she had a smear test in June, and after further tests, the following month, it was confirmed that she had stage 3b cervical cancer, which had spread to her two lymph nodes.
She said she used to regularly update her smear tests but after a traumatic birth with her daughter Mabel in September 2020, both with sepsis, she delayed going. tested for fear of “falling into it”.
The presenter, who has been a presenter for Sky Sports News since 2015, recalled that her doctor confirmed her cancer was “very treatable” and “very curable”. , which is a fact she says she’s trying to “hold”.
She admits that “the lack of control can be quite difficult” as treatment will or may not work but she says she is “trying to live in the present and get through this”.
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Wilson added: “It’s horrifying to think I could put it off for much longer. Cervical cancer can grow quite slowly, but everyone is different.
“I don’t want anyone to go through what I am right now.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/sky-sports-presenter-jo-wilson-reveals-stage-three-cervical-cancer-diagnosis-41962239.html Sky Sports presenter Jo Wilson reveals diagnosis of stage three cervical cancer