Jo Wilson, a Sky Sports presenter, has revealed that she has stage 3 cervical cancer.
OK! reports that a 37-year-old host, who gave birth to her daughter Mabel in 2020, went for a smear test in June, where the doctor immediately detected the signs, and she is now receiving chemotherapy.
"I cried while a lovely nurse held my hand," she said. "I cried to Dan, and he was surprised because he didn't really believe it would be cancer. You're desperately hoping there's a possibility it wouldn't be.
"I said to the doctor, 'Am I going to die?' he assured me. 'It's very treatable, and it's very curable,' I try to keep the information.
"The percentages are still a bit tense." "You do still think about the fact there's a 30% probability it will not work."
Wilson said she was invited for a smear test a while back, but she missed it due to herself and her daughter both suffering from sepsis, and she was apprehensive about "being prodded down there."
"After Jade's death, more women sought for smear tests," according to the presenter. Now one in three who are eligible for them refuses to take the exam.
"I really want to change that. If I can save just one more life by being honest about my battle, then it's worthwhile to speak up."
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