Sarah Cawood fears breast cancer has returned

Sarah Cawood is worried her cancer has returned credit:Bang Showbiz
Sarah Cawood is worried her cancer has returned credit:Bang Showbiz

Sarah Cawood is scared her breast cancer may have returned.

The 51-year-old presenter - who is best known for her stint on BBC kid's show 'Live and Kicking' - revealed in September 2022 that she had been diagnosed with stage one breast cancer after doctors found a lump during a routine mammogram, and she subsequently underwent a lumpectomy and radiotherapy followed by longterm hormone treatment.

In an emotional post on Instagram, she wrote: "I got a text today telling me I have an appointment on Tuesday…

"I had a mammogram two weeks ago, but I also told the breast care nurses I was concerned about some marks on my other boob, so I don’t know whether this appointment is about that (which has already disappeared) or my mammogram.

"I’m sure it’s the latter, but the fact it’s a bank holiday weekend and the appointment is so soon has me all kinds of anxious.

"It never leaves you. The fear that It’s Back."

Sarah - who shared a video of herself crying in bed next to her 12-year-old son Hunter - admitted while she's "happier than she has ever been", the reality is that the "shadow" of cancer is something that "never really leaves".

She continued: "I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about but here’s the thing: I’m happier than I’ve ever been.

"My life is wonderful and I don’t want it to end anytime soon, and this stupid f****** thing that I had, it’s always there, like a shadow on a sunny day, threatening to ruin this amazing life I’m leading.

"I hope I’m overreacting, and I’m sure I am, but I’m posting this because this is the reality of having cancer: it never ever really leaves you. The disease does, but the anxiety is with you for the rest of your life. Here’s hoping it’s a long and healthy one.

"To all my pink sisters: I’ve got you, I feel you, I am you."

Sarah also has daughter Autumn, 10, with her husband Andy Merry.

As well as 'Live and Kicking', she has also had presenting roles with the likes of Nickelodeon, MTV and 'Top of The Pops.