After undergoing a mammogram live on air, Today host Lisa Wilkinson has now revealed the results.
Speaking with A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw last night, 53-year-old Lisa Wilkinson said the results were not what she expected.
“Just as we were about to leave, the nurse who was taking such wonderful care of us throughout the morning said ‘Lisa would you mind just coming over here for a moment’ and I thought it was do to do with some of the details we were going to share on set.” Wilkinson said.
“She [the nurse] said ‘there’s a bit of a problem with your mammogram and we don’t want you to panic but we do need to take a few more pictures to just see if what we’re looking at is a problem or not,” she said.
“I hadn’t actually thought what happens if there is a problem with the mammogram,” she said.
The test revealed a few dark shadows that the nurses weren’t happy with. Lisa had a few more mammograms and some ultra sound screenings.
As it turns out, Lisa’s mammogram was clear of any signs of cancer.
“There’s a couple of cysts there that they don’t have to do anything about… there’s a certain percentage of women who have small cysts and they do show up as an irregularity in a mammogram,” Wilkinson told Grimshaw.
“I am absolutely fine and I cannot tell you the relief of having acted upon it straight away and knowing that I am absolutely fine,” she said.
“But this morning was really about making sure that every woman over the age of 40 looks after herself because it is so easy to put your own health and your own concerns on the back burner.”