Watch: Janey Godley discussed her cancer surgery on Lorraine
Godley told ITV’s Lorraine she had struggled to process her diagnosis as her family had all fallen ill with COVID-19 and she had been helping to care for them.
She said: "It just all happened so quick, and the worst of it all is we all have COVID.
"Bizarrely I'm the healthiest in the house, I'm fine, my husband and my daughter have been absolutely floored with COVID. So I haven't really had time to process it all because I've been looking after them, and they've been really sick. I've been more worried about them than this.
"You never prepare yourself for someone saying, 'We've discovered cancer'... I can't get the operation for seven weeks because of the COVID. So I'm trying to mentally prepare myself."
The Traces actor said she went public with her diagnosis to highlight her symptoms - bloating, stomach pain, tiredness and needed to urinate more often - as she urged other women not to delay getting checkout out by a doctor if they felt the same.
Godley said: "I remember walking through Soho and I had this horrible pain in my stomach and I was bloated - I felt about seven months pregnant and I was weeing all the time.
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"I just didn't feel right and my goodness I could have slept, something was definitely wrong."
She added: "When I got home from London and I called my GP and took some blood tests.
"The very next day I got the results back which showed a hormone there that was problematic.
"I went into hospital for scans, and then they discovered a sac on my ovary and they said this is ovarian cancer."
Godley is a supporter of the SNP and Scottish independence and often shares videos of Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon, accompanied by parody voiceovers.
In 2016 Godley was pictured standing outside Donald Trump's Turnberry Golf resort with a sign that read: "Trump is a ****".