Newsreader George Alagiah says bowel cancer has spread to his lungs

BBC newsreader George Alagiah has revealed that his colon cancer has spread to his lungs.

The TV journalist, 64, was first diagnosed with the disease in 2014 and later said it had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Alagiah has now revealed in an interview with The Times that doctors told him in April that the cancer is now in his lungs.

He told the newspaper: “My doctors never used the word” chronic “or” cure “about my cancer.

“They never used the word ‘terminal’ either. I’ve always said to my oncologist, ‘Tell me when to do my business,’ and he didn’t tell me, but what he did tell me is that the cancer is now in a third organ. It’s in my lungs. “

Alagiah, who tested positive for Covid-19 in March, said he had kept the latest development secret a secret, only to his editor.

He said, “I said to my doctor,” You’re going to have to worry about me. “I don’t want to fill my mind with worry. I just know he’s a smart guy who does everything he can.”

Alagiah said his chemotherapy has increased due to the spread of cancer.

Sri Lankan-born Alagiah was diagnosed with colon cancer in April 2014 and again in December 2017.


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