Sarah Harding celebrates ‘little victory’ as brain and lung tumours shrink after cancer treatment

Sarah Harding celebrates ‘little victory’ as brain and lung tumours shrink after cancer treatment

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Sarah Harding has shared her joy after being told by doctors that her tumours have shrunk as a result of her chemotherapy treatment.

The 39 year old announced in August last year that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, which "advanced to other parts of my body".

She has been undergoing intensive chemotherapy to try and relieve some of her symptoms and it appears it's working as she's written in her upcoming book Hear Me Out, which comes out later this week, that her brain and lung tumours have shrunk.

In an excerpt obtained by the Daily Star, she wrote: "Before I put this book to bed, I wanted to share a little bit of positive news.

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"MRI scans at the end of December revealed that the tumours in my brain and in my lung have shrunk a bit with the treatment."

Sarah, who said in another excerpt that she feared her reunion with her Girls Aloud bandmates after her eyelashes fell out, went on to explain that while she's not entirely sure what this means for her future, she knows it can only be positive right now.

The star continued: "I don't know exactly what this means for me, but at least I know it's moving in the right direction, and right now, every little victory feels momentous.

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"With this news under my belt, I was able to enjoy a relaxing quiet Christmas with mum and yes, I got plenty of lovely Christmas pressies."

She added: "At the moment, I'm just grateful to wake up every day and live my best life, because now I know just how precious it is."

However, in another excerpt from her book which was released earlier this month, Sarah told how doctors had warned her Christmas 2020 would "probably be her last".

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She wrote: “In December my doctor told me that the upcoming Christmas would probably be my last.

“I don’t want an exact prognosis. I don’t know why anyone would want that. Comfort and being as pain-free as possible is what’s important to me now.”

Sarah also added she is focussing on enjoying “every second of my life, however long it might be”.

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She explained: “I am having a glass of wine or two during all this, because it helps me relax. I’m sure some people might think that’s not a great idea, but I want to try to enjoy myself.

“I’m at a stage now where I don’t know how many months I have left. Who knows, maybe I’ll surprise everyone, but that’s how I’m looking at things.”

Sarah added that she is “trying to find joy whenever and however I can” and is trying to spend quality time with her mother and seeing her friends “when I can”.

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