Tracey Crouch reveals she's finished radiotherapyFebruary 16, 2021
Former sports minister Tracey Crouch reveals she’s finished radiotherapy in her battle against breast cancer as she vows to ‘max out on life’ while urging others to ‘check their bits’
- Tracey Crouch revealed has finished radiotherapy in battle against breast cancer
- Shared photo of herself outside Kent Oncology Centre at Maidstone Hospital
- Ms Crouch revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer in June last year
Former sports minister Tracey Crouch has revealed she has finished radiotherapy in her battle against breast cancer and intends to ‘max out on life’.
The Conservative MP for Chatham and Aylesford, 45, took to social media today to share a photo of herself outside Kent Oncology Centre at Maidstone Hospital ringing a virtual bell.
She wrote: ‘Ding ding ding…had my last radiotherapy and I’m all done.
‘A massive thank you to the incredible team at MTW & my family/friends for their support throughout.
‘Early diagnosis = better outcomes so check your bits & bobbins & see a GP if your worried. Off now to max out on life.’
Tracey Crouch, 45, took to social media today to share a photo of herself outside Kent Oncology Centre at Maidstone Hospital ringing a virtual bell
The Conservative MP for Chatham and Aylesford , who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June, said she was ‘off now to max out on life’
In June last year Ms Crouch revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer after discovering lumps in her breast during lockdown.
After an operation to remove the cancerous cells, the mother-of-one used her platform to urge others to check their ‘bits and bobbins’.
She said in a statement after her diagnosis: ‘Unfortunately I have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
‘It came as a bit of a surprise but it has been caught early and I’m not being treated and supported by an excellent team at the Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. ‘
The MP said while it would not be possible for her to be physically in Parliament before Summer Recess, she had organised for a proxy vote in her absence and applied to be able to participate virtually.
She added: ‘May I take this opportunity to to encourage people to regularly check their bits n bobbins and go and see their GP or call NHS 111 upon finding or seeing anything irregular.
‘There is a concern that during the coronavirus pandemic people have not been going to their GP for fear of ”being a burden during this busy time”, catching Covid-19, or mistakenly thinking that their local doctors isn’t open.
‘The key to a better cancer outcome is catching it early so please, if you are worried, talk to your doctor.’
Following her latest post, MPs, including former Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Health Secretary Matt Hancock, shared their congratulations.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock wrote: ‘Huge congratulations, Tracey. Absolutely delighted for you.’
While Security Minister James Brokenshire said: ‘Brilliant news Tracey. So pleased for you.’
Following her latest post, MPs, including Health Secretary Matt Hancock, shared their congratulations
Former Homes Secretary Sajid Javid added: ‘Yay!!!’
And Chairman of the Conservative Party Amanda Milling wrote: ‘This is absolutely wonderful news.’
Ms Crouch was elected to represent the constituency of Chatham & Aylesford in 2010 and in doing so became the first Conservative MP for the seat.
She resigned from her position as sports minister over the ‘unjustifiable’ delay to a crackdown on maximum stakes for fixed-odds betting machines.
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