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Cancer-hit presenter Victoria Derbyshire hails public

By Ann Roper

Published 21/10/2015

Comeback: Victoria Derbyshire
Comeback: Victoria Derbyshire

BBC2's Victoria Derbyshire has thanked viewers for their "tremendous messages" as she returned to work after having a mastectomy for breast cancer.

She said the touching messages "mean a great deal to me".

Derbyshire spoke openly about her operation, and made a video diary during her treatment, which was broadcast on her BBC show before her return.

The former Newsnight and BBC Radio 5 Live presenter said in the footage: "The reason I wanted to talk about what has happened to me is that I am a pretty open person.

"But also because more than one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer. And here's the thing: having cancer is manageable."

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