Sarah Cawood, 50, gives fans an insight into her first radiotherapy amid her breast cancer battle

Sarah Cawood revealed she was left feeling ‘s***’ after her first radiotherapy session on Monday.

The presenter, 50, took to Instagram to share the update after going public with her stage one breast cancer diagnosis in September.

Sitting in her parked car, Sarah joked about the life-saving equipment that looked as though it could ‘shoot lasers and missiles’.

Candid: Sarah Cawood, 50, revealed she had undergone her first radiotherapy session on Monday

Candid: Sarah Cawood, 50, revealed she had undergone her first radiotherapy session on Monday

‘I look like S***,’ she began ‘I had my first radiotherapy today, I am actually really tired but I don’t know if that’s the radiotherapy or not sleeping or life in general’.

Sarah, who has been open about her struggles with menopause, said she didn’t sleep due to severe hot flushes.

‘It’s [radiotherapy] OK you have to lie really still with your boob out. The machine looks like something would launch a missile’

Patient: The presenter took to Instagram to share the update after going public with her stage one breast cancer diagnosis in September

Patient: The presenter took to Instagram to share the update after going public with her stage one breast cancer diagnosis in September

Cutting edge: Sitting in her parked car, Sarah said the life-saving equipment looked like it could 'shoot lasers' and was shocked to learn it cost £3M

Exhausted: Sarah, who has been open about her struggles with the menopause, said she'd not slept due to severe hot flushes

Cutting edge: Sitting in her parked car, Sarah said the life-saving equipment looked like it could ‘shoot lasers’ and was shocked to learn it cost £3M

She went on to say that she asked a nurse how much the equipment was worth and was flabbergasted to learn of the £3M price tag.

‘It looks like it will launch a laser’.

Radiotherapy is a cancer treatment in which radiation is used to destroy tumor cells.

Caption: She captioned the clip 'Had my first radio therapy sesh'

Caption: She captioned the clip ‘Had my first radio therapy sesh’

It is most commonly delivered as beams of radiation which are targeted at a tumor and are so powerful that the energy destroys the flesh it is aimed at.

Racing to the comments section, her followers offered the television star their best wishes.

While one wrote: ‘Ahh so pleased it went Ok’ another said: ‘Brave lady, big hugs and keep smiling’.

A third added: ‘Keep smiling darling, glad it went ok’ and a fourth commented: ‘Rest up Sarah’.

Best wishes: Racing to the comments section, her followers offered the television star their best wishes

Best wishes: Racing to the comments section, her followers offered the television star their best wishes

It comes after Cawood bravely showed off her lumpectomy scars earlier this month, with fans who are following her breast cancer journey.

Update: Sarah bravely showed off her lumpectomy scars earlier this month, with fans who are following her breast cancer journey

Update: Sarah bravely showed off her lumpectomy scars earlier this month, with fans who are following her breast cancer journey

She shared a pixelated photograph of her breast and small scars on her chest, saying she was happy with the results just two weeks post-surgery.

Sarah previously slammed online trolls who said that a recent interview she did about her cancer diagnosis was ‘pointless’.

‘Hoping the pixelation means I’m within the decency boundaries on Instagram,’ she began her post.

‘Two very neat scars. Post-lumpectomy by two weeks. Sharing so you can see how my journey is going.’

‘Still a blue tit,’ she added, referring to some bruising.

Sarah had two small scars on her chest.

A lumpectomy is surgery to remove cancer or infected tissue from the breast.

The size of tissue taken out depends on individual factors in each person, including the type of cancer, the size of the breasts and the size of the tumor.

Candid: Sarah is pictured following her lumpectomy last month

Candid: Sarah is pictured following her lumpectomy last month

'Two very neat scars.  Post-lumpectomy by two weeks.  Sharing so you can see how my journey is going,' she wrote in her Instagram post

‘Two very neat scars. Post-lumpectomy by two weeks. Sharing so you can see how my journey is going,’ she wrote in her Instagram post

It comes after Sarah slammed online trolls who said that a recent interview she did about her cancer diagnosis was ‘pointless’.

The presenter revealed last month she’d been diagnosed with stage one breast cancer after doctors discovered a lump during her routine mammogram.

The Live And Kicking host took to her Instagram account to vent her fury and urged women to continue to get checked.

Sarah said she feels very lucky for all her support from her followers and friends.

Furious: Sarah recently slammed online trolls who said that a recent interview she did about her cancer diagnosis was 'pointless'

Furious: Sarah recently slammed online trolls who said that a recent interview she did about her cancer diagnosis was ‘pointless’

Chatting on her phone while waiting to pick up her kids from school she began: ‘I am feeling very chipper, people are lovely and I’m completely over last weeks trolling.

‘Well they were more like keyboard warriors. I did block one of them.’

The fiery red head went on to explain her reasoning for banning the followers from her page saying: ‘The lady that said that my interview was pointless and offensive – do you know why I blocked her? Cause that’s bull s**t.

‘I have had so many people tell me they have booked mammograms off the back of my diagnosis, so if one of those women gets a breast cancer diagnosis how can that be offensive or pointless?

She ranted: ‘So f**k you, f**k you and the horse you rode in on. Climb back in your box b**h.’

WHAT IS RADIOTHERAPY?

Radiotherapy is a cancer treatment in which radiation is used to destroy tumor cells.

It is most commonly delivered as beams of radiation which are targeted at a tumor and are so powerful that the energy destroys the flesh it is aimed at.

Radiotherapy can also be done by temporarily putting radioactive implants into the body near the cancer, or by swallowing or injecting radioactive medicine.

Because radiation does not distinguish between cancerous and healthy tissue, it can destroy healthy flesh as well.

This can cause side effects such as pain, sickness, tiredness, hair loss and loss of appetite.

Radiotherapy usually takes multiple sessions over a number of weeks, and it can be used to try and cure a tumor or just to relieve symptoms.

Source: NHS

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