BBC newscaster George Alagiah reveals his bowel cancer has spread to his lungs 2 months after being diagnosed of COVID-19

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BBC newscaster, George Alagiah, has revealed he now has lung cancer, saying his bowel cancer has spread to other organs in his body.

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Alagiah’s update on his health condition comes two months after he was diagnosed of COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

BBC newscaster George Alagiah reveals his bowel cancer has spread to his lungs 2 months after being diagnosed of COVID-19

 

The 64-year-old was first diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014 and later said it had spread to his lymph nodes and liver.

 

Speaking to The Times, Alahiah said: ‘My doctors have never used the word “chronic” or “cure” about my cancer. ‘They’ve never used the word “terminal” either. I’ve always said to my oncologist, “Tell me when I need to sort my affairs out”, and he’s not told me that, but what he did tell me is that the cancer is now in a third organ. It is in my lungs.’

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He added: ‘I said to my doctor, “You’re going to have to do the worrying for me.” I don’t want to fill my mind with worry. I just know that he’s a clever guy, doing everything he can.’

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George also revealed that the chemotherapy he has been having has increased as a result of the cancer spreading to other organs.

 

He said: ‘I don’t want to trivialise because I seem to have had a mild dose, but actually, the very fact that we [cancer patients] are living with cancer I think gives us an edge.

 

 

 

 

‘We’ve confronted those difficult, dark moments in our life. And in some ways, I think that we, those of us living with cancer, are stronger because we kind of know what it is like to go into something where the outcomes are uncertain.

‘And I certainly feel that having had that experience, in my case six years as a cancer patient, I went into this feeling actually quite strong.   ‘If I can live with cancer, I can certainly live with Covid-19.’

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