Dancing On Ice star Adele Roberts issues health update amid cancer battle

Adele Roberts has shared a health update, over two years after being diagnosed with bowel cancer. The Dancing on Ice star was told she has stage two cancer in October 2021, and after months of gruelling treatment she was declared cancer-free less than a year later.

The radio host, 45, now lives with a stoma bag, which has lovingly named Audrey. Having adapted to living with her stoma, Adele has admitted she will "mourn" the loss of it should it be reversed in the future.

"As for the stoma, they can potentially reverse it in the future, which would be amazing, but at the same time - I think it would still feel like a loss to me because I feel like Audrey's helped me so much mentally. I would mourn that, but I also understand it's better to have your intestines inside your body," she told Bella magazine.

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Dancing On Ice star Adele Roberts has shared an update on her health, over two years after being diagnosed with bowel cancer -Credit:Getty

Adele is still undergoing regular checks and tests to ensure her cancer hasn't come back. She revealed: "I'm having blood tests every three months. I also have regular scans every six months, because the cancer is most likely to come back within the first two years of finishing treatment."

The 45 year old was diagnosed with bowel cancer after visiting her GP in 2021, having noticed blood in her stools. She underwent surgery then chemotherapy, before having her stoma fitted. She's now hoping to reach five years cancer-free, once she's cleared two years in August 2024.

Adele Roberts running the London Marathon
Adele made history earlier this year as the fastest runner with a stoma bag in the London Marathon -Credit:Getty Images
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Adele is hoping to reach five years cancer free this August -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

She made history earlier this year as the fastest runner with a stoma bag in the London Marathon, running the race in three hours 30 minutes and 22 seconds. Adele then penned a book, titled Personal Best, which is a memoir about her experience and how she has changed since her diagnosis in October 2021, being declared cancer-free in August 2022, and running her record-breaking marathon last year, less than a year after finishing chemo.

Reflecting on her journey, she told OK! earlier this year: “I wouldn’t wish cancer on anybody but I definitely think it’s made me a better person. When I first got diagnosed, the first thing I did was read other people’s experiences, because I was really scared and didn’t know what to expect. I thought, if I survive, I’ll make sure I’ll do the same for other people.”