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Perkins has benign brain tumour
02 Sep 2015 08:08
The Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins has revealed that she has a non-cancerous brain tumour which means she cannot have children.
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In an interview with Good Housekeeping magazine, Perkins said that she was diagnosed with prolactinoma, a benign tumour, eight years ago.
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"Sometimes it's big and makes me mad, and sometimes it's small and is in the background," she said of the condition. "Sometimes it screws up my hormones. I have various tests now to make sure the side effects aren't too onerous."
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On the subject of being unable to have children, she said: "I don't know if I would have gone on to have children. But as soon as someone says you can't have something, you want it more than anything."
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Thanking fans later for their support following the article, Perkins wrote on Twitter: "Ta for sweet tweets about my prolactinoma. It's benign & non-symptomatic. All fine, Let's focus on those less fortunate in the world."
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