BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire reveals breast cancer diagnosis on Twitter

Victoria bravely revealed she will be undergoing a mastectomy within weeks

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by Jessica Anais Rach |
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BBC Two news presenter Victoria Derbyshire took to Twitter last night to reveal to her followers that she is suffering from breast cancer.

The 46-year-old, who previously worked on Radio 5 Live, thanked medical staff for their support. Taking to Twitter Miss Derbyshire tweeted: "Have been diagnosed with breast cancer & am having a mastectomy in a few wks. Family, friends, work & NHS staff are being brilliant.

Will be doing the programme as much as possible during treatment in the months ahead.”

Responding to the news, a spokesman for the BBC said:

"We wish Victoria a full and speedy recovery and look forward to having her back full time on the programme as soon as possible.’

Jane Dreaper, the BBC’s health correspondent, tweeted:

"Really sorry to hear that but I know you’ll do a great job in staying strong. All the best x."

According to the NHS Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK and can be treated if caught early.

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