Minoli De Silva faced two obstacles during her time on MasterChef.
The 34-year-old from the Northern Territory was eliminated early on in the competition, only to return during Second Chance Week. Last night, she went home for the last time during a double elimination.
But those obstacles can't compare to the hurdles she faced before the competition.
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At 30, Minoli was diagnosed with Stage 3A breast cancer.
"In January 2016, I went and got a breast examination because there was a small lump. Then towards the end of that year, it started to grow noticeably bigger and I went into the doctors and immediately they were like, 'Go get checked'," she told Mamamia.
"I did a biopsy that day and literally within a week, they had harvested the eggs, they went through the egg preservation process and I went straight into chemotherapy treatment."
"[There was] no time to think," she added.