BBC podcaster Deborah James says her ‘body just can’t continue’ as she halts active cancer treatment
Deborah James, the BBC podcast host, revealed on Monday that she has halted active treatment for stage four bowel cancer and is now receiving hospice care.
The mother of two, who was first diagnosed in 2015, told her 406,000 followers on Instagram that her "body just can't continue", adding that "nobody knows how long I’ve got left".
Doctors had previously given the 40-year-old two years to live after her diagnosis.
The former deputy headteacher wrote: "My active care has stopped and I am now moved to hospice at home care, with my incredible family all around me and the focus is on making sure I’m not in pain and spending time with them.
"Nobody knows how long I’ve got left but I’m not able to walk, I’m sleeping most of the days, and most things I took for granted are pipe dreams. I know we have left no stone unturned."
She also announced that she is setting up the Bowelbabe Fund and urged her fans to help donate to finance further life-saving cancer treatment.