She has been hosting "We, the Europeans" on France 2 and France 3 since September 2021. A magazine intended to "share and be inspired by good ideas" born in our neighbors. Prior to that, Éléonore Gay was deputy editor-in-chief of the 20 heures de la Deux newspaper. But if she spoke this Monday in Le Parisien, it is to talk about a personal fight she led against breast cancer. An additional voice, during this Pink October period, to raise awareness about screening.
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"Eight months ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had shock treatment. Sixteen chemotherapy treatments and an operation in early September. Today, there is no cancer in my body. I feel good," says Éléonore Gay, who praises the professionals who accompanied her in this ordeal.
While continuing the sport as she was advised, the host had adapted, with the support of France Télévisions, her schedule: "I did my chemos on Thursdays to be able to record the programs the first three days of the week. Instead of going to distant lands, we shot the sets in France."
She also recounts the difficulty of announcing such a disease to her children ("They happen to have a crazy resource," she enthuses all the same) and announcing it to herself: "All people with a serious illness have experienced the anguish of approaching the edge of the precipice." However, this can be overcome, "as a family, as a team".
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"I wanted to tell all those who are reluctant to have mammograms for fear of finding something serious, that they have to overcome this. The earlier a breast cancer is diagnosed, the more likely it is to be treated, "continues the one who has just undergone an operation. The journalist will now "rest, follow physiotherapy sessions, to be attacking again". The great reporter Pierre Monégier, who works for "Special Envoy", will replace her this Thursday for a few issues.