BBC’s George Alagiah reveals his cancer has returned

HomeNewsBBC’s George Alagiah reveals his cancer has returned
George Alahiah - Cancer Treatment

BBC News presenter George Alagiah has revealed his cancer has returned – just two years after he finished treatment for bowel cancer.

“Always knew cancer could come back but still tough dealing with disappointment. Harder for my family,” said George.

“I know what I have to do: stay calm, stay content, stay fit and let doctors do their best.”

He was first diagnosed with bowel cancer, which had spread to his liver and lymph nodes, in April 2014.

After two rounds of chemotherapy and several operations, including the removal of most of his liver, he returned to work on BBC News in October 2015, but said he was “under no illusions” his cancer could come back.

George will be presenting tonight’s six o’clock news. His cancer treatment starts soon.

“Everyone at the BBC sends George and his family their best wishes as he undergoes treatment and we will be thinking of them,” said the BBC.

Posted on Monday 15 January 2018
Katty Kay - BBC News - Beyond 100 Days Presenter (2)

BBC News presenter Katty Kay has announced she is leaving the BBC. Katty will become senior editor and executive producer, of OZY Media, the digital-first media and entertainment company founded in 2013 by CEO Carlos Watson. “After many very happy… Read more

Nick Bryant - BBC News Reporter

New York correspondent Nick Bryant is to leave the BBC. “I have loved my 25 years with the BBC. To work alongside so many colleagues I admire and adore has been one of the great gifts of my life,” said… Read more

Prince Philip Dies - BBC News Coverage (4)

The BBC, ITV and Sky News will broadcast live coverage of the ceremonial funeral of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh from Windsor this afternoon. Her Majesty The Queen, together with other members of the Royal Family will attend the funeral… Read more