BBC reporter George Alagiah says cancer has spread to the lungs in a disturbing update


George Alagiah revealed that his bowel cancer has spread to his lungs, in a disturbing update on his illness.The 64-year-old BBC newsreader was first diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014 and later said the disease has spread to the liver and lymph nodes.

Speaking to The Times, George revealed that doctors told him in April that cancer is now in his lungs.

He said that the fact that the word “terminal” had not been used by doctors was somewhat relieved.

He said in the post: “My doctors have never used the word” chronic “or” cure “of my cancer.

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“They never used the word” terminal “either. I always said to my oncologist, “Tell me when I need to take care of my business,” and he didn’t tell me, but what he told me was that cancer is now in a third organ. It’s in my lungs. ”

George had a difficult time recently, when he was positive for Covid-19 in March.

Although it wasn’t as affecting his body as it could have been, he admitted he had kept the latest developments in his cancer diagnosis a secret, only telling his editor.

Said, “I said to my doctor,” You’re going to have to worry about me. “I don’t want to worry. I just know he’s a smart guy, doing everything he can. ”

George forced to stop work in late March after contracting mild coronavirus

George said his chemotherapy has increased due to the spread of the cancer.

This is the second time the Sri Lankan-born journalist has faced “The Big C” after being diagnosed with bowel cancer in April 2014, and again in December 2017.

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