Sarah Beeny Vs Cancer | Preview (Channel 4)
In August 2022, broadcaster, property expert and mum Sarah Beeny was diagnosed with breast cancer, almost exactly 40 years after her mother died of the same disease when Sarah was just 10 years old.
In this deeply personal documentary Sarah explores the past, present and future of breast cancer treatment in the UK, with filming starting just three weeks after her initial diagnosis.
Heartfelt video diaries capture the highs and lows of this challenging period of Sarah's life when the cameras are not around, and interviews throughout the eight-month period with her husband Graham Swift and their four children offer perspective on what the whole family go through when a loved one is undergoing treatment.
Determined to keep working, Sarah decides to learn more about her mother's experience in the 1980s, uncovering medical notes and letters. She consults experts to better understand how breast cancer treatment has changed in the past 40 years and learn what it might look like in the future.
We follow her to the door of the Royal Marsden Hospital in London when she undergoes her surgery for a double mastectomy. And in March 2023, we join Sarah on the road to recovery as she and her family reflect on the prior eight months.
While it's not a full 'all clear', Sarah considers this the end point in her treatment and is determined to draw a line under a difficult chapter. But she's hopeful, having learned that breast cancer treatment is improving all the time.
Sarah Beeny Vs Cancer airs Monday 12th June on Channel 4.