Jo Wilson, the gorgeous Sky Sports News presenter, announces that she has stage 3 cervical cancer. She asked the doctors, “Am I going to die?” Read on to know more about the unfortunate news.
Wilson’s cancer got diagnosed when she went for a routine smear test in June. Further tests revealed that cancer had spread to lymph nodes and is at a very critical stage. Her treatment has started.
Who is Jo Wilson?
Jo Wilson, 37, is a Scottish news presenter and host for Sky Sports. She hails from Perth in Scotland and graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a Master’s in Journalism in 2011. She started as a Graduate Trainee at Sky Sports News in the same year.
She later became a sub-editor for the same channel before getting promoted to co-producer. Her screen debut as a presenter on Sky Sports News came in 2015. She has been a regular face of their programming ever since.
When Wilson was 17, she spent a year at Stony Brook High School in New York after getting an athletics scholarship. She was doing athletics and basketball.
Wilson currently lives with her partner of six years Dan and 23-month-old daughter Mabel.
Jo Wilson Diagnosed with Stage 3 Cervical Cancer
Jo Wilson has been diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. It is a common type of cancer among women which affects the lining of the lower part of the womb. The symptoms include bleeding (during sex, periods, or after menopause), smelly vaginal discharge, and pain in the sensitive parts.
Wilson revealed that she went for a routine smear test in June and was told there were signs of cancer. Her further tests reported that she had 3b cervical cancer that has spread to two of her lymph nodes.
She made the news of her battle with cancer public while talking at the Gynaecological Cancer Aware Month Month.
“I cried while a lovely nurse held my hand,” she said while speaking to OK! Magazine. “Then I cried to Dan, and he was quite shocked because he didn’t really think it would be cancer.
“You’re desperately hoping there’s a chance it might not be.
“I said to the doctor “Am I going to die?”
“You’re not going to die,’ the doctor reassured me. “It’s very treatable, and it’s very curable.”
“I try to hold onto that, but there are no guarantees. The percentages are still a bit ropey. There’s something like a 70 percent success rate for this treatment.
“So I’ll take that. But you do still think about the fact there’s a 30 percent chance it won’t work.
“The lack of control can be quite difficult because the treatment will either work or it won’t. I’m trying to live in the present and get this through.”
Wilson is now undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment.
Jo Wilson is urging women to get tested
Wilson is now encouraging other women to get their smear done after initially missing hers. “I try to believe everything else is in my favor, my age and I am fit. I must hang on to the positives,” she said.
“It’s terrifying to think I could have put it off even longer. Cervical cancer can be quite slow growing. But it’s different for everybody.
“I don’t want anyone to have to go through what I am right now.”
Wilson also stated that more women went for smear tests after the death of TV personality Jade Goody due to cervical cancer in 2009. She further said that she wants to change the current scenario and inspire women to go for smear tests by speaking of her own experience.
Wilson had always been up to date with her own smear tests but missed a few last years due to pregnancy and after a traumatic delivery. Our prayers go out to her to survive through this tough time.