Julia Bradbury has been released from a ‘brutal’ surgery and has posted an update on her ‘overwhelming’ cancer struggle.

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JULIA BRADBURY has revealed she is now out of surgery, as the former Countryfile star shared an update on her breast cancer battle after undergoing a mastectomy.

Julia Bradbury, 51, has given her 133,000 Instagram followers an update on her breast cancer battle after undergoing surgery. The former Countryfile presenter shared a selfie from her hospital bed following her mastectomy.

The brave star could be seen smiling for the camera while wearing a polkadot pyjama shirt, which revealed the scar across her chest from the operation.

She wrote alongside it: “I’m out of surgery. These will be my new companions for the coming weeks & months.

“I need a drain to channel surplus blood from the surgery & I have to wear a special post- breast surgery/mastectomy designed bra for the next 6 weeks to protect my upper body post-op. (This one is by @theyahealthcare – made of bamboo fibres).

“I’ve now joined a sadly ever- growing club. Around 18,000 mastectomies are performed on the NHS in England every year. That’s up 50% in the past 10 years. (Roughly 100,000 women have a mastectomy in the U.S. every year.)

“Since the 90’s breast carcinoma in situ (the type of cancer I was diagnosed with) has tripled in women & doubled in men.

“One person every 10 minutes gets diagnosed with breast cancer.”

Detailing her emotions over the operation, Julia added: “I feel relief that the operation is over. The anxiety leading up to it was overwhelming.

“I feel sad that such a brutal treatment is necessary in so many breast cancer cases, but I choose life.

“I will do anything I can to live to see my children grow up & if this was happening to any other member of my family, or them, I would swap places in a heartbeat.

“I will follow Walt Whitman’s advice: ‘Keep your face always toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.’

“To all you warrior women (& men) out there, I send my love. I’ll hold a little of my strength to get through the next few weeks & months. Namaste. The sacred in me recognizes the sacred in you.

“#breastcancerawaress #mastectomy #cancer #walking #mentalhealth.”

Julia went on to share some links for fellow breast cancer sufferers to seek advice and support.

She concluded: “For amazing help & support please. “Brinkwire Summary News”.

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