Lady Esther Rantzen: That’s life! host says she has stage four cancer and ‘no one knows’ if treatment is working | Ents & Arts News

Dame Esther Rantzen has said her lung cancer has reached stage four and “nobody knows” if the new drug she is trying is working.

Television presenter and founder of Childline, who revealed in January that the disease had spreadsaid a CT scan “one way or another will reveal” whether the drug is working.

Lady Esther82, said: “My stage four diagnosis lung cancer made me realize how lucky I have been in my life, to work with Childline and the Silver Line, and to meet so many fascinating and inspiring people, and especially to have spent 21 years working as a producer /host of That’s Life!

“I’m not good at regrets,” she added. “What I treasure most are the fantastic friendships I’ve made through That’s Life! over the past 50 years, the people I’ve met and the team who have worked so hard and laughed so hard. together for so long,” she said. The mirror log.

According to Cancer Research UK, stage four is where the cancer has spread from its starting point to another organ in the body and is also called secondary or metastatic cancer.

Ms Rantzen was speaking at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the launch of That’s Life! Friday.

The show, a weekly mix of investigative, current affairs and entertainment, ran from 1973 to 1994.

This made her a household name and a pioneer for female animators.

Dame Esther, who has three children, has set up a charity for children child line in 1986, in addition to her success as a journalist and broadcaster.

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In 2006 the charity – which provides advice and support to children and young people in the UK up to the age of 19 – became a member of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. children (NSPCC).

Additionally, Dame Esther also set up The Silver Line in 2013, a charity that supports older people in the UK who struggle with loneliness.

Honored for his charity work

She was appointed DBE in 2015 for Children and Aged Services due to her charity work.

In 2021, Dame Esther received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Women of the Year Awards for her philanthropy.

She was forced to cancel an appearance on The One Show earlier this week due to her illness, the newspaper said.

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