Sarah Beeny was diagnosed with breast cancer in August, one of the 55,200 people who receive the same news every year

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Sarah Beeny was diagnosed with breast cancer in August, one of the 55,200 people who receive the same news every year

Channel 4 has greenlit a new documentary from Outline Wales and Sarah
Beeny’s production company Knockers Group, which follows the property
expert and TV presenter and her family as she undergoes treatment for
breast cancer.
Sarah Beeny was diagnosed with breast cancer in August, one of the 55,200
people who receive the same news every year.
On the surface it came as a shocking bolt from the blue. But deep down, it
was something that she had been expecting for 40 years. As a ten-year-old
girl, Sarah experienced the heart-breaking loss of her mother after her own
breast cancer spread to her brain. Her mother’s story and Sarah’s own
experience then and now forms the basis for this documentary, which follows
her course of treatment and its effects, not just from her perspective but
also from the viewpoints of husband Graham and their four sons, Billy (18),
Charlie (16), Raffey (14) and Laurie (13).
Alongside her personal journey, Sarah Beeny: Breast Cancer, My Family and
Me allows Sarah to try to answer some of the important questions and issues
a breast cancer diagnosis has thrown up for her – such as how far treatment
has come in the last 40 years, and whether her mother might have survived
if she had had the same treatment as Sarah is having today.
The documentary is being made in support of Stand Up To Cancer, a joint
national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, which
over the last 10 years has raised more than £93 million in the UK, funding
64 clinical trials and projects involving more than 13,000 cancer patients.
In the documentary, Sarah will meet teams at Cancer Research UK who are at
the cutting edge of research, to find out what the future holds for breast
cancer patients.
Sarah Beeny says: “When I was diagnosed with breast cancer there was a
moment where I considered not telling anyone in the world including my
husband and children. Three minutes later I realised that wasn’t going to
be possible and I was overwhelmed by the response I received – which
highlighted that I was not alone in having long held a disproportionate
fear of breast cancer. So I decided to make this documentary about how far
treatment has come in the last 40 years but also about how it still affects
you and those around you both mentally and physically. Ultimately, I want
to take some of the fear out of the words ‘you have breast cancer’ and
encourage people to seek help as early as possible, giving them the best
chance of diagnosis and overcoming the disease.”
Laura Mansfield, Managing Director, Outline Productions says: “Sarah
strongly believes we shouldn’t be as afraid of cancer as we are. She wants
to share that message by letting viewers see how she and her family deal
with her experience, which she’s approaching with the same no-nonsense,
pragmatic and positive approach Sarah has brought to every aspect of her
life. Sarah Beeny: Breast Cancer, My Family and Me (w/t) will be
informative and straight talking but also full of fun and laughter with her
family.”
Kate Thomas says: “Sarah is part of our Channel 4 family, and we are
awestruck at her determination to share her experience, speak openly and to
help inform others who may be facing a similar diagnosis.”
Dr Julie Sharp, head of health information at Cancer Research UK, said: “We
were very sorry to hear about Sarah’s diagnosis of breast cancer and are
honoured to be part of her documentary.
“Breast cancer survival is improving and has doubled since the 1970s, but
it is still most common cancer in the UK with 1 in 7 women being diagnosed
in their lifetime. Through this personal documentary, Sarah will raise
vital awareness of breast cancer, the importance of early diagnosis and the
progress in treatment thanks to research.
“It’s important to remember that everybody’s breasts are different and
what’s normal for one person might not be normal for someone else. This is
why it’s so important to tell the doctor about anything that’s unusual for
you. In most cases it won’t be cancer, but if it is, finding it early can
make a real difference.”

Sarah Beeny Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer In August, One Of The 55,200 People Who Receive The Same News Every Year

Sarah Beeny Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer In August, One Of The 55,200 People Who Receive The Same News Every Year
Sarah Beeny Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer In August, One Of The 55,200 People Who Receive The Same News Every Year
Sarah Beeny Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer In August, One Of The 55,200 People Who Receive The Same News Every Year
Sarah Beeny Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer In August, One Of The 55,200 People Who Receive The Same News Every Year
Sarah Beeny Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer In August, One Of The 55,200 People Who Receive The Same News Every Year

Sarah Beeny Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer In August, One Of The 55,200 People Who Receive The Same News Every Year

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