Jo Wilson, Scottish Sky Sports presenter, has been diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer and is undergoing life-saving radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Wilson, who has hosted shows on the sports network since 2015, had a routine smear test in June and was told she had cancer. A month later, she was diagnosed with 3b cervical cancer that had spread to two of her lymph nodes.
Wilson admits to crying after hearing the news and asking doctors if she was going to die. She said:
‘I cried while a lovely nurse held my hand. Then I cried to Dan[ her husband ], and he was quite shocked because he didn’t really think it would be cancer. You’re desperately hoping there’s a chance it might not be.
“I said to the doctor ‘Am I going to die?’ You’re not going to die,’ he reassured me. It’s very treatable, and it’s very curable. I try to hold onto that, but there are no guarantees. The percentages are still a bit ropey.”
“There’s something like a 70 per cent success rate for this treatment. So I’ll take that. But you do still think about the fact there’s a 30 per cent chance it won’t work.
“The lack of control can be quite difficult, because the treatment will either work or it won’t. I’m trying to live in the present and get this through.”
Wilson’s goal is to encourage women who are afraid to take tests by sharing her own experiences.