Speaking on today’s edition of Loose Women, Janet told the panel and viewers at home she found out she had a basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, and was due to have it removed but the lockdown postponed the operation. The 73-year-old explained she originally thought the bump on her nose was a mosquito bite but went to the doctor to check.
She explained: “I showed this tiny spot on my nose to a dermatologist and he immediately referred me to a consultant and they said I’ve got a basel cell carcinoma, which is a form of skin cancer.
“If untreated it could grow. It has to be removed otherwise it’s going to get bigger and bigger.
“Also, I could be left with a very big scar.
“I was about to have it removed then lockdown happened three days before I was supposed to have it removed.”
“And to all those who’ve been waiting for medical procedures during lockdown.”
Later on in the show, Janet revealed she is still “fearful” of an abusive ex-partner.
Janet did not name the ex-partner but opened up to the panel about her experience as she praised supermarkets for coming up with a code to help those who are victims of abuse.
Supermarket staff are introducing a code word that a victim can use and they will be taken to a room where appropriate action can be taken.
Janet commented: “While I think this is all a very good idea… The idea of going into a supermarket and being so distraught anyway, they have to find the room, it’s a bit like the smoking room, is it a special room that someone has a key to?
“I know I sound cynical but you can imagine a situation where someone is absolutely at their wits end and then they were going through a series of members of staff.
“What we really need are highly trained experts and people who have done the proper training to help us out of that situation.”
Janet added: “When I was in an abusive relationship I did not discuss it with anyone, because I realised I had made a complete fool of myself, you are paralysed.
“You might have the number on your supermarket till but then it’s like telling more people what a mess you’ve made of things, you do blame yourself.”
Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV at 12.30pm.
Published at Tue, 23 Jun 2020 13:20:00 +0000