‘I started crying and went into a state of panic’: Channel 10 newsreader Georgina Lewis reveals cancer scare
Channel 10 newsreader Georgina Lewis revealed her cancer scare on Sunday.
Speaking to The Courier Mail, the 44-year-old said a suspicious mole on her left rib turned out to be a stage one melanoma.
Having ignored doctor’s requests to have a biopsy for years, Georgina said she started crying and went into a state of panic upon receiving the diagnosis.
‘I started crying and went into a state of panic’: Channel 10 newsreader Georgina Lewis, 44, revealed her cancer scare in an interview with The Courier Mail on Sunday
‘When I found out I was so angry at myself for letting this pass by when I should have got on top of things,’ Georgina told the publication.
‘I guess I was blasé when I shouldn’t have been, thinking it’ll probably be something that will turn out to be nothing again and I’ll just keep going through with life, busy, don’t have time.’
Georgina went on to detail the moment she received the alarming diagnosis.
Stage one melanoma: Georgina had a suspicious mole that turned out to be a stage one melanoma, cut off her left rib, last month
‘As soon as he (the doctor) said that, I actually started crying,’ she said, going on to add that ‘it was that immediate panic of, ‘What have I done? I’ve left his’.’
Georgina has teamed up with the Cancer Council as an official ambassador for Daffodil Day on August 23.
The annual appeal is a fundraising campaign that aims ‘to give hope to those affected by all cancers by donating to support a cancer-free future’.
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Cancer Council aims to raise more than $4 million this year, for cancer research.
According to the Cancer Council, skin cancers make up approximately 80 per cent of all newly-diagnosed cancers each year.
Statistics also reveal 1960 people died from skin cancer in Australia in 2016 – 1281 from melanoma and 679 from non-melanoma skin cancers.
Lending her profile: Georgina has teamed up with the Cancer Council for their Daffodil Day campaign on August 23