The journalist Dame Esther Rantzen reveals the diagnosis of lung cancer
journalist and presenter Lady Esther Ranzen has announced that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
The 82-year-old broadcaster and longtime activist and founder of charities Childline and The Silver Line confirmed the news on Sunday January 29.
In a statement shared with the PA news agency, Mrs. Esther said: “In the past few weeks I have discovered that I have lung cancer which has now spread.
“At the moment I am undergoing various tests to assess the best treatment.
“I have decided not to keep this secret any longer because I find it difficult to sneak around different hospitals in an unconvincing disguise and because I would prefer you to hear the facts from me.”
Known as a trailblazer for female broadcasters, Mrs. Esther became a household name during her career with the BBC.
She is best known for presenting That’s Life!, a show that mixed investigative, current affairs and entertainment, from 1973 to 1994.
In 1986, the journalist founded the children’s charity Childline and later in 2013 The Silver Line, which works for the elderly.
Share the news of her diagnosis, Mrs. Esther Added: “At the age of 82, this diagnosis has caused me to look back over the years and I want to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who has made my life so joyful, fun and inspirational.
“First and foremost my family. My three children Miriam, Rebecca and Joshua have been the most wonderful support, company and source of love and laughter and I am deeply grateful to them.”
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