Julia Bradbury shares doctor's warning in recovery update two weeks after mastectomy


Countryfile host Julia Bradbury said she’s back out walking at a steady pace twice a day, following her operation two weeks ago. The 51-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer just last month and has since had her left breast along with a six centimetre tumour removed.

The presenter is now taking small steps to get back to doing what she loves, but has been warned to take it easy.

On Instagram, Julia shared a video of herself going for a morning stroll in the sunshine.

She told fans: “I’m not pushing it (I’m under doctor’s orders to take it easy) but I need the outdoor time for my mental health too.

“Exercise helps fight cancer & can help with recovery too. The required dose of exercise isn’t the same for all cancers.

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Meg Thomas wrote: “Your an inspiration to all.”(sic)

On October 11, the mother-of-three shared an update from her hospital bed post-operation.

The presenter told fans she needed a drain to channel surplus blood from the surgery and had to wear a mastectomy designed bra.

She went on to say she was “relieved” the operation was over, but felt “sad” that “such brutal treatment is necessary”.

As part of the process, surgeons also took tissue from her lymph nodes to determine whether the disease had spread or not.

Speaking to the Mail Online, she said her main focus was fighting the disease and continuing to live her life.

She said: “I still need to be a mum to my kids, a partner and a working woman,” she penned. “I’m still Julia.”

“My plan is to come through it and out the other side and I hope to be able to do that bravely enough so that women who are scared to get tested, to get a diagnosis, go ahead.

“I want to be able to give them a wave and say, ‘Look, it’s horrible, but you can do it too’.”

The presenter has three children; Zephyr, 10 and twins Xanthe and Zena, both six.



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