Julia Bradbury bravely shows off her mastectomy scar 16 months since surgery for breast cancer

Julia Bradbury has bravely shown off the scar from her mastectomy 16 months after she underwent the surgery.

The Countryfile presenter opted to have the operation after she was given the diagnosis she had breast cancer in 2021.

Doctors removed a 6cm tumour and Julia also underwent chemotherapy in a bid to kill the cancer in her body for good, as well as deciding to give up alcohol last year.

The 52 year old star shared a new photo of the area under her left breast where doctors made the incision, and opened up about her journey in the 16 months since.

Highlighting the area with arrows, Julia also wrote "healing" underneath.

"Isn't it amazing how the body heals? #breastcancer 16 months on," she captioned the post.

The brave TV star then shared an incredibly powerful and poignant poem for her followers, which was titled Owning Our Scars and written by poet Teryn O'Brien.

It read: "We walk into the world unblemished, but we soon find that the world lashes out.

"Not a life passes in which a cut is not felt– be it as light as a paper, or as deep as a sword– leaving us with unshakeable scars.

"So we skulk in the shadows, slather on cosmetics, and try to hide the brutal but beautiful reality that we are all broken. We are all scarred.

"The choice we have is to wear our scars proudly. Not to hide, but to show that no matter what it does to us, greater is he who is in us than he who is in the world."

Fans praised Julia for her bravery and openness throughout her cancer diagnosis, with many grateful for her proud and positive posts about the difficult subject.

One person encouraged: "You are, without doubt, a remarkable lady. I sincerely wish you good health for the rest of your life. You're an inspiration."

While another posted: "Thank you so much Julia, you have certainly helped me with your positivity and determination. You have a beautiful scar as do I."

"Yes Julia sharing is so important and helps us !! Wishing you the best of health always warrior keep shouting for those who don’t make it xxxx," a third said.

While a fourth added: "That’s fantastic news so happy for you."

Julia is married to husband Gerard Cunningham and the couple share 11 year old son Zephr and twin daughters Zena and Xanthe, aged eight.

The star announced she had been diagnosed with cancer in September 2021, and underwent surgery to remove the tumour and reconstruct her breast a month later.

The following year, the star reflected on the difficult impact as she told her followers in a video: "My story continues & I'm so grateful for all the positives so far, but unless you've been here I think it's very hard to understand the impact.

“Yes, survival rates are improving, but the treatments are brutal: Having breasts amputated, chemotherapy, long term drugs that make you feel sick & fatigued… These can all save or prolong your life – but the emotional & physical toll is huge.

“I will say to anyone who's just been diagnosed & told a mastectomy is part of their treatment, I felt utterly bewildered before my op, but the relief post-op was huge," the star went on at the time. "I think not fully understanding what this means is a key part of the fear.”


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