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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Woman Holds Boobs Party To Celebrate Her Breasts Before Double Mastectomy.

Bridgid Nzekwu.
A newsreader from ITV who underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with cancer has revealed how she held a 'boobs party' to say goodbye to her breasts before going under the knife.
Bridgid Nzekwu, who suffered from cancer as a teenager, was shocked to learn the disease had returned when she developed a tumour in one of her breasts.
But when she received her diagnosis, she resolved to take immediate action and decided to have both her breasts removed to minimise the risk of the cancer spreading. The 42-year-old mother of one underwent her double mastectomy in April, and three months later has documented the harrowing experience in a diary published by the Sunday Times. Soon after leaving school, Ms Nzekwu was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, and underwent a gruelling round of radiotherapy until she was given a clean bill of health. She went on to develop a successful career as a newsreader for Channel 4 and then ITV, and had a son, Oscar, with her husband Martin. Ms Nzekwu was racked by fears of not being there to see three-year-old Oscar grow up, and was acutely conscious that her own mother had died of cancer aged just 59. Nonetheless, she was able to keep up a healthy demeanour, and even held a 'boobs party' with 30 of her friends, who gathered three days before the surgery. She wrote: 'We toast my "departing assets" and the girls joke about how envious they will be of the new, tummy-tucked body I'll be rocking after the operation.' The nine-hour operation at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea thankfully went without a hitch - despite her husband's trepidation - but Ms Nzekwu was still tormented by her post-surgery appearance. She wrote about her 'disturbing' torso, and her fears that Martin would find her unattractive, but when the bandages were taken off her chest she was pleasantly surprised by how she looked. Ms Nzekwu has now largely recovered from the procedure - she is able to play with her son and carry out household chores, and is planning to return to work soon.

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