Leanne Hainsby, 35, was the first woman to become a Peloton instructor in the UK. She has a big online following, reportedly including Rishi Sunak and his daughters. She has revealed this on Instagram.
Therefore, Peloton’s Leanne Hainsby has been quietly battling breast cancer since August, she announced on social media Friday.
So here is everything you will know through this article.
“Chemo is no Joke”, Hainsby wrote
She also noted she had undergone surgery. Also, she expects to continue treatments and hospital visits, although she recently received “very good news.”
Hainsby wrote that she was sharing her story now to raise awareness. She said she initially sought a doctor’s advice after finding a lump in her breast. But also told not to worry.
“I trusted my gut and got a second opinion. That saved my life,” Hainsby said.
About 9% of new breast cancer cases in the US occur in women under 45. The disease is most common in women over 50,according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Family history of breast cancer is a major risk factor. But other factors like reproductive health and alcohol use can also play a role, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The most common symptom is a lump in the breast area. So regular self-screenings and medical exams can help reduce the risk. Other symptoms of breast cancer include skin irritation, pain, or any other changes in the area that seem unusual.
I’ve always felt one of the lucky ones’
Ms Hainsby said she was confident after receiving an early diagnosis and treatment, despite enduring a “cruel 2022”.
“I’m in fantastic hands, and I’ve got this,” she said.
“Nobody wants to be sat in a room and told they have cancer, and yet I’ve always felt one of the lucky ones.
“Lucky to be diagnosed early, lucky to be moving fast through treatment, lucky to know I will be ok.”
The next stages of her treatment will involve undergoing surgery to have her portacath – used during chemotherapy – removed, followed by two weeks of radiotherapy, she added.
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She detailed her schedule now that she has completed 12 weeks of chemotherapy.
“I would teach my Wednesday morning LIVE classes and then meet my Mum and go to the treatment suite for my weekly dose … Chemo is no joke. Cold caps are no joke,” she wrote.
Next up, Hainsby shared, she will have her portacath, which is a device used to give medication, removed and will receive two weeks of radiotherapy.
As for the future, “treatment will continue for a long time for me; hospital visits are the norm.”
Her fiance is proud of her
Alldis wrote, “I love you @leannehainsby. You showed me time and time again over this last year why I’m the luckiest guy alive that you said yes to marrying me. Showing resilience, and grace and still managing to be there for others while you go through this all. Your shining light is shining brighter than ever.”
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