Ousted Labour MP Emma Dent Coad reveals breast cancer diagnosis

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A former Labour MP who lost her seat at last week’s general election has revealed she was diagnosed with breast cancer just a month before polling day.

Emma Dent Coad told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire she chose not to disclose the diagnosis as she did not want it to become an issue in the campaign.

Ms Dent Coad lost Kensington to the Conservatives by 150 votes.

She said she has undergone surgery and described her treatment at Charing Cross Hospital as “amazing”.

Ms Dent Coad was diagnosed on 14 November and underwent the procedure to remove the cancer just three days before the election on 12 December.

She told Victoria Derbyshire: “I was very lucky, it was picked up very early after a screening. It was pre-lump stage. I always knew it was a possibility. I have four sisters, two of them have been through it and survived. I was hoping I had got away with it.

“I’m OK, actually, because I’m going through the process and I feel quite positive about it. But it was a horrible shock at a really terrible time.”

She added that doctors at Charing Cross were “amazing” but the timing meant juggling her work in the campaign.

“It was really hard especially because of the campaign having to deal with that at the same time,” she said.

Ms Dent Coad said she chose not to reveal the diagnosis partly because she was focused on dealing with the news herself and “partly because I did not want it to be a factor at all either positively or negative in my campaign”.

She received 16,618 votes to the Conservative’s Felicity Buchan’s 16,768.



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A former Labour MP who lost her seat at last week’s general election has revealed she was diagnosed with breast cancer just a month before polling day.

Emma Dent Coad told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire she chose not to disclose the diagnosis as she did not want it to become an issue in the campaign.

Ms Dent Coad lost Kensington to the Conservatives by 150 votes.

She said she has undergone surgery and described her treatment at Charing Cross Hospital as “amazing”.

Ms Dent Coad was diagnosed on 14 November and underwent the procedure to remove the cancer just three days before the election on 12 December.

She told Victoria Derbyshire: “I was very lucky, it was picked up very early after a screening. It was pre-lump stage. I always knew it was a possibility. I have four sisters, two of them have been through it and survived. I was hoping I had got away with it.

“I’m OK, actually, because I’m going through the process and I feel quite positive about it. But it was a horrible shock at a really terrible time.”

She added that doctors at Charing Cross were “amazing” but the timing meant juggling her work in the campaign.

“It was really hard especially because of the campaign having to deal with that at the same time,” she said.

Ms Dent Coad said she chose not to reveal the diagnosis partly because she was focused on dealing with the news herself and “partly because I did not want it to be a factor at all either positively or negative in my campaign”.

She received 16,618 votes to the Conservative’s Felicity Buchan’s 16,768.



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