This Morning’s Dr Philippa Kaye announces she is cancer free after 12-hour surgery

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Dr Philippa Kaye has announced that she is cancer free after undergoing a 12-hour long operation last month.

The 40 year old announced on This Morning last month that she had been diagnosed with secondary bowel cancer and would be having surgery to have it removed.

As of one of the resident doctors on the hit ITV daytime show, Philippa returned on Thursday to discuss the signs of ADHD.

Holly Willoughby introduced the segment, telling viewers: "Dr Philippa Kaye joins us now but before we even go anywhere near that, four weeks ago you joined us and you opened up about a very personal situation you were going through.

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"You were just about to have some surgery, you had stage two bowel cancer.

"This was a big surgery you were going in for, I know you've been at home recovering. How are you?"

Philippa beamed as she told Holly and her co-host Phillip Schofield: "I am good, thank you.

"It was tough, I had 10 days in ICU, very long difficult days and another five days in hospital, but for the first time in nearly 18 months I am able to say that I am cancer free.

"That is huge and I am hugely excited to be out of my day pyjamas to talk to you guys today."

Blonde beauty Holly continued: "Congratulations, you look amazing, I might add.

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"You don't look like someone's who's just come out of ICU for 10 days, you look incredible, you really do, well done, congratulations."

The author, journalist and GP took to Instagram earlier this month to tell her 4,000 followers that the operation had been successful.

She wrote: "Today I am going home, free from drains and lines and staples, free from hospital.

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"And for the first time in over sixteen months I am able to say free from cancer. I am unbelievably thankful to everyone involved in my phenomenal medical care and for all of your kind words and wishes, they helped immeasurably.

"Half of us will have a cancer diagnosis at some point in our lives. Most of us will recover entirely and more than ever are living with cancer.

"For me, after multiple surgeries and chemotherapy, ICU stays, multiple procedures, scans and more, my treatment is over. I am so grateful. Now there is only recovery."

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.

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