Public relations maven Roxy Jacenko has revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The shocking news comes just three weeks after her husband Oliver Curtis was sentenced to prison for insider trading.
The 36-year-old mother of two shared her news with The Daily Telegraph and said the timing is extraordinary.
“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.”
Roxy, who is the founder and director of Sweaty Betty PR, explained to The Daily Telegraph that she found a lump in her left breast last week while showering. Roxy was set to have the lump removed promptly but her doctors have delayed the surgery for the time being as the cancer “is larger than first suspected, so more testing is required.”
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The star publicist and author said she told her husband, Oliver, during a six-minute phone conversation when he called from Parklea Correctional Centre in north-west Sydney, “It is not like he can pick up the phone any time, so when he does phone it is for a very short period.”
Oliver, who was sentenced to two years jail with a minimum term of one year, will be eligible for release on a good behaviour bond after 12 months.
Roxy's mother, Doreen Davis, also suffered from breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy over a decade ago.
Despite the tragic news and terrible timing, Roxy is remaining positive and encourages other women to get their breasts checked too.