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  • Victoria Derbyshire diagnosed with breast cancer

    The BBC journalist and presenter Victoria Derbyshire has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

    The broadcaster, who presents the Victoria Derbyshire Show on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel, revealed the diagnosis on Twitter and said she would be having a mastectomy.

    Derbyshire, 46, said she planned to work on the programme "as much as possible during treatment".

    She also praised family, friends, the NHS and her colleagues in her tweets.

    Derbyshire, a former BBC Radio 5 live presenter, tweeted: "Hi, have been diagnosed with breast cancer & am having a mastectomy in a few wks.

    "Family, friends, work & NHS staff are being brilliant."

    She added that said she would be "doing the programme as much as possible during treatment in the months ahead".

    A BBC spokesman said: "We wish Victoria a full and speedy recovery and look forward to having her back full-time on the programme as soon as possible."

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