Adele Roberts gives supporters an update on her bowel cancer

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Adele Roberts accepts her DIVA Choice award at the DIVA Awards 2022 at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on April 29, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Nicky J Sims/Getty Images for DIVA)
Adele Roberts accepts her DIVA Choice award. (Getty Images for DIVA)

Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts has given fans an update on the status of her bowel cancer.

Appearing on Loose Women, Roberts joined Christine Lampard, Coleen Nolan, Janet Street-Porter and Jane Moore to talk about her experience of cancer now that she has finished her course of chemotherapy.

Roberts openly discussed the side effects she had suffered from undergoing chemotherapy. She said: "It really affects my skin so I've got layers of skin missing from my hands and my feet as well, I've got dark marks on my tongue."

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Roberts also revealed that she wants to have a holiday now that she has finished her course of treatment, saying: "I think the next thing is to hopefully go on holiday, hopefully be on the beach with my little stoma."

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Adele Roberts attends the Rolling Stone UK launch at Rosewood London on September 29, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Adele Roberts attends the Rolling Stone UK launch. (Getty Images)

The DJ then showed her stoma bag which she has nicknamed Audrey. Taking the bag out, she said: "This is the bag that I wear and it sticks on the tummy just like that."

Roberts said that she will not need the stoma bag for life: "It will be reversible eventually. You know, you saying that makes me feel emotional because she's got me through so much and she's helped save my life and I will be sad when she goes away."

She also said that she will find out in six weeks whether she is cancer free or not.

Roberts publicly revealed that she was undergoing treatment for bowel cancer in October 2021 after being diagnosed earlier that month.

She had previously offered an update on her health in January when she said that surgery had successfully removed her tumour.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Adele Roberts attends the DIVA Awards 2022 at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on April 29, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Nicky J Sims/Getty Images for DIVA)
Adele Roberts attends the DIVA Awards 2022. (Getty Images for DIVA)

In a number of Instagram posts documenting her illness, Roberts has shown that she has suffered from a number of side effects from the cancer treatment including hair loss and damage to her skin.

Symptoms of bowel cancer include persistent blood in your poo, a persistent change in bowel habits and persistent lower abdominal pain.

The NHS recommends anybody suffering from these symptoms for longer than three weeks make an appointment with their GP.

Watch below: BBC DJ Adele Roberts shares video of stoma bag amid bowel cancer battle

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