Update: Kerryn McCann diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant
Update: Kerryn states that following the birth of her child, she will begin an 18-week chemotherapy course.
She said in an interview with The Syndney Morning Herald,
It’s worth fighting for, another little baby. That will help. It’s exciting, it’s something else to thinkabout. I plan on fighting the cancer and other women have been throughit so I can do it, too.
Originally posted August 24: Kerryn McCann is expecting her third child but two weeks ago the Australian runner was diagnosed with breast cancer.
The 40-year-old underwent surgery on August 14 and will most likely undergo chemotherapy following the birth of her child. The Commonwealth Games marathon champion stated that,
I’ve had the surgery, it’s treatable and I’m ready to fightit.
Her third child is not due until October 18, according to reports, but an induction will take place September 5. Her coach, Nic Bideau, said,
She is in good spirits. She was diagnosed only two weeks ago, but has had some good news in that the doctors say it is treatable.The last time I spoke to her, she was less interested in talkingabout herself than she was in wishing the other athletes in our stablegood luck, especially Craig Mottram. ‘Go Buster!’ she said’.
Kerryn and her husband, Greg, are parents to son, Brenton, who will turn 10 on September 15, and daughter, Josie, 3.