Adele Roberts says having cancer has brought 'good' people in to her life

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Being diagnosed with stage two bowel cancer would be daunting for any of us - but Adele Roberts has managed to find the positive.

Our June cover star told us that while it sounds odd to say that there is a 'great' thing to come from her finding out she has the disease, she is so thankful to the new people who have come in to her life, as well as her devoted partner, Kate.

She told Women's Health UK: 'I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in October 2021 and then by the end of that month I'd had a low anterior resection which is a part of my colon removed to take out the cancer tumour.

'While that's healing I've gained a new friend who I call Audrey and she's an ileostomy so she's my little stoma she lives in a little bag she's very naughty quite a lot of the time. She keeps me on my toes but I absolutely love her and she's actually saving my life so I'm very grateful that the doctors could put her in for me.'

But Audrey isn't the only new supportive friend who has bolstered the Radio 1 DJ through her darkest days.

She added: 'I found a lot of people online. One great thing about cancer, if there is a great thing, is that it's helped me find people that are going through it like me. Cancer's brought so many good people into my life whether that's people in the NHS or people on social media I feel like my faith in humanity has been restored a hundred fold.'

The June issue of Women's Health is out now.


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