Shirley Ballas health: Strictly star was told ’there’s no guarantee’
Shirley Ballas, 59, has received a health warning from her GP following a mammogram and subsequently made the brave decision to have her breast implants removed. The head judge of Strictly Come Dancing has a family history of cancer with both her mother and aunt both having cancer. Speaking to The Sun, Shirley was told “there’s no guarantee that we can ever really see behind the back of the implants,” which made her realise it could be difficult for doctors to detect any cancers. Shirley said: “I’m scheduled for the operation on Tuesday, October 29th. My doctor says I have recuperation of a week, but I want to do Strictly on the Saturday night.”
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with one person diagnosed every ten minutes.
One in eight women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
Baroness Delete Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now said: “It’s really encouraging that, thanks to earlier detection through screening, a focus on faster diagnosis and decades of progress in research and care, more UK women are surviving breast cancer than ever before.
“But we cannot afford to be complacent. Heartbreakingly, these figures also estimate that over 370,000 woman have died from breast cancer in the last 30 years in the UK and , with around 11,500 mothers, daughters and sisters still dying every year, we need to do much, much more.
“As survival rates improve, we must ensure the hundreds of thousands of people living with the long-term physical and emotional impacts of breast cancer have the support they need to live well.”
Shirley said: “There are rumours that the scar tissues cause chronic fatigue which I have suffered with even over the last year.
“Usually I don’t get tired and I’m like an Energizer bunny. But if they take out the scar tissue it would involve bigger surgery and perhaps a reconstruction.
“But I don’t want any implants in. I don’t want any foreign bodies in my body.”
To raise awareness and funds during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fujifilm UK has announced it will release a new install x CoppaFeel! mini 9 limited edition bundle to celebrate its new partnership with leading UK breast cancer awareness charity, CoppaFeel. Fujifilm UK pledges £25 from the sale of every limited edition install bundle.
Anyone affected by breast cancer can call our free Helpline on 0808 800 6000 for support
Baroness Delete Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now
Kris Hallenga, Founder of CoppaFeel!, said: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Fujifilm UK. By the end of last year, we were sending monthly text reminders to more than 62,000 people in the UK to prompt them to check their boobs and pecs every month.
“The money raised from the sale of this limited edition instax bundle – which marks the first of many projects together – will
help us reach even more people around the UK.”
Baroness Morgan added: “Anyone affected by breast cancer can call our free Helpline on 0808 800 6000 for support, information or just to talk things through.
“Our nurses are just at the end of the telephone line.”
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