Prominent PR personality Roxy Jacenko has shared the shocking news that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Jacenko found a lump in her left breast while in the shower a short time after her husband Oliver Curtis was sent to jail for insider trading.
The 36-year-old revealed the diagnosis to Curtis in a call to his jail which lasted for six minutes.
Roxy Jacenko with her husband Oliver Curtis and their children Pixie and Hunter. Image via Instagram.
'He happened to phone when I was at the specialist, so I just told him then,' she told The Advertiser. 'Obviously he has got no control to be able to assist with anything, so it is particularly challenging for him.'
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The mother of two was due to have a 'partial removal' of the lump but the surgery was postponed as the cancer was larger than first thought and further testing is needed.
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Jacenko added that she holds the belief Curtis' case and subsequent sentence added to her health issues.
'Could this [her husband's imprisonment] have added to it? You know what? I am not going to say no,' she said.
She said the news had floored her.
"What I have experienced in the past three weeks is the most shocking thing I have ever experienced. I don’t think there is anything that could shock me more now."
Jacenko's mother Doreen Davis has also suffered from breast cancer and the gene runs in her family.