Sarah Beeny vs Cancer, a new Channel 4 documentary documenting the property expert’s battle with breast cancer, premiered on 12th June 2023.
The 50-year-old property expert, well known for shows like Help! Sarah Beeny’s New Life In The Country and My House Is Falling Down both let cameras into her home barely two weeks after discovering three lumps on her left breast.
She investigates breast cancer therapy in the United Kingdom while also undergoing treatment.
Sarah Beeny vs Cancer, follows her cancer diagnosis and treatment. Sarah explained why she wanted to film her adventure to The Guardian. “If I told this story, maybe a lot of people wouldn’t be so scared,” she explained. Because living with the worry of cancer is extremely difficult.”
Sarah announced in August 2022 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and has since undergone a double mastectomy, radiation, and chemotherapy. Sarah stated in April that she had received the all-clear.
Sarah has been a staunch supporter of our cause for over a decade. Sarah’s mother died at the age of ten from breast cancer that had gone to her brain. Her stepmother also died of a brain tumour after being diagnosed with it in 2012.
“Sarah became involved with us more than a decade ago,” stated Hugh Adams, our Head of Stakeholder Relations. Her support was impacted by her mother’s breast cancer, which metastasized to her brain, and we know that in Sarah’s situation, the steps and advances made to prevent this cancer development were something she was eager to investigate in the film.
“We have been really grateful that, even during the height of her treatment, Sarah found time to support our campaigns, and her photographs during her treatment have been an inspiration to many experiencing hair loss following chemotherapy.”
According to the paper, cancer research “provides the best route to understanding the disease, as well as identifying new ways to detect, diagnose, and treat it.” Research can also “focus on population health, including how to address cancer risk factors that can be avoided.”