BBC presenter announces that she has days to live and thanks everyone for their support 2 years ago

BBC presenter announces that she has days to live and thanks everyone for their support

Heartbreaking.

BBC news presenter Rachael Bland has been told she has just days left to live, after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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The 40-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2016 and despite treatment including four months of chemotherapy, a mastectomy, radiotherapy and a round of immunotherapy, the cancer spread, and Bland has now announced on Twitter recently that she has just days to live.

Bland co-hosts the You, Me and the Big C podcast with Deborah James and Lauren Mahon where she discusses her illness.

On Twitter she said: "In the words of the legendary Frank S - I’m afraid the time has come my friends. And suddenly. I’m told I’ve only got days. It’s very surreal.

"Thank you so much for all the support I’ve received. Debs and lozz will continue with the #youmebigc podcast. Au revoir my friends."

She has been married to former BBC 5 Live journalist Steve Bland for five years, and recently said she was rushing to complete a memoir for her two-year-old son Freddie.

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"It's now a real race against time for me to finish my book For Freddie," she said. "If you need me, you'll find me typing and drinking gallons of water!"

Her co-hosts Deborah James and Lauren Mahon will continue presenting You, Me and the Big C.