CANCER RISK SLOWS JESS
WHEN Jesinta Franklin’s mother was diagnosed with bowel cancer early last year, the 27-year-old model decided to slow down, taking a step back from her busy lifestyle to focus on her health.
Franklin said that while her mother Valerie Campbell was now cancer-free, the gene runs in the family and there is a possibility the model could get it.
“After her reversal surgery we found out that it runs in the family and I am being closely monitored, as well as having a procedure done — a colonoscopy before Christmas,” she said.
Speaking as an ambassador for Moet & Chandon, the former Miss Universe Australia revealed that she was being checked every six to 12 months.
“It’s likely I could get bowel cancer at some stage in my life,” Franklin said.
“As hard as that is, knowledge is power and the more you know, the more steps you can take towards staying healthy and keeping on top of it.”
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019 Health watch: Jesinta Franklin at the Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club yesterday. Picture: Chris Hyde/Getty Images