George Alagiah ‘grateful for support’ as cancer returns

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George Alagiah returned to a screens in January

BBC newsreader George Alagiah is to start another turn of diagnosis for bowel cancer, his representative has confirmed.

His representative Mary Greenham combined in a matter he would “aim to be on-air as many as probable though might need to revoke his workload”.

“He is always beholden to a open for a extensive support he has received.”

The BBC One News during Six presenter was initial treated in 2014 though suggested in 2017 a cancer had returned.

Alagiah, 63, who has presented BBC News At Six for some-more than 10 years, returned to a BBC newsroom in January.

It was a initial time he’d been seen on shade given Dec 2017.

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He pronounced afterwards he was “overwhelmed” by understanding comments from viewers welcoming him back.

He explained on Twitter a cancer was “in a holding pattern”, that meant he could work again.

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After Alagiah’s initial diagnosis in 2014, a illness widespread to his liver and lymph nodes, that indispensable diagnosis with several rounds of chemotherapy and 3 vast operations, including one to mislay many of his liver.

He returned to work in 2015, though had to take some-more time out in 2017 when he was told that his theatre 4 bowel cancer had returned.

Earlier this year, a Sri Lanka-born newsreader hosted a Bowel Cancer UK podcast called In Conversation With George Alagiah, in that he spoke about his diagnosis and vital with a disease.

Bowel cancer is a UK’s fourth many common cancer and second biggest torpedo cancer, with some-more than 16,000 people failing from a illness each year, a gift said.

What is bowel cancer?

  • Bowel cancer (also famous colorectal cancer since it occurs in a vast intestine or colon and rectum) is common and treatable
  • Over 40,000 people are diagnosed with it each year in a UK
  • Spotting and handling it early gives a best possibility of violence bowel cancer
  • More than 9 in 10 people with early theatre bowel cancer will tarry a illness for 5 years or some-more after diagnosis
  • Symptoms can embody a change in bowel robe (looser stools), stomach pain, bloating or annoy and blood in your poo
  • People with these symptoms might not have bowel cancer though it is value removing checked by a doctor
  • People who have survived bowel cancer have a aloft risk of removing a apart new cancer
  • There is also a possibility that cancer can come behind in a bowel tighten to a strange site (local recurrence) or in another partial of a physique (advanced or delegate cancer)

Source: Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK and NHS Choices.

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