Sarah Boney covered up her newly dyed platinum blonde hair as she donned a fun hat in honor of a brain tumor research charity on Friday.
The TV presenter, 51, was joined by sons Billy, 18, Charlie, 16, Rafferty, 14, and Laurie, 12, with her husband of 19, Graham Swift.
The family donned several hats for the Instagram update as they battled the gloomy weather on a walk.
Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer in August last year and lost her mother to the disease when she was ten years old.
In the post, the real estate expert donned a large vinyl bucket hat to shield herself from the rain with a yellow-and-black scarf.
Family outing: Sarah Beeny, 51, wore fun hats with her four sons and husband Graham Swift on Friday in honor of a brain tumor research charity
She wrote: ‘Supporting #wearahatday while highlighting the funding needed for @braintumorsch – join a hatpost! X’
earlier in the day, Sarah revealed that her new platinum hair was dyed by her son while still being treated for the breast cancer.
The mother-of-four, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, shaved her hair after clumps fell out when she began chemotherapy.
One image showed her son grinning as he applied the dye to her locks, while another revealed the product she was using.
Meanwhile, another image showed off her newly cropped locks as she posed in a black turtleneck.
She wrote: ‘Thank you for all your sweet lovely comments on my last post – Unfortunately my hair is not platinum blonde of course…..!!!!’
It came after Sarah first posted about her new style on Thursdayfooling her followers into telling them that her locks had turned blonde again.
She wrote, ‘Supporting #wearahatday and highlighting the funding needed for @braintumourrsch – join us in a hat post! X’
Process: Earlier in the day, Sarah revealed her new platinum hair was dyed by her son as she continues to be treated for breast cancer
New look: Now that it’s starting to grow back, Sarah took to Instagram to post a series of snaps of her hair transformation process
She couldn’t help smiling as she looked over her shoulder at the camera showing off her short natural locks.
The star joked, “Look my hair has gone all platinum!!!!! Xxxx #naturalblonde!’
Last month she announced that she had finished chemotherapy by sharing a photo of her sons CD cover.
Sarah wrote: ‘Not sure what makes the sun shine the most – 2 days on steroids (happy pills!!!) – no more chemo or @the_entitled_sons releasing their best song yet…
‘YES Friday IS a good day xx #finishedchemo #HEAVENKNOWS @nickyjohnston (sic)’
In the summer of 2022, Sarah revealed she was diagnosed with cancer after finding a lump, which led to a biopsy.
She was told the cancer had not spread and “there is an 80 percent chance of a cure.”
The star’s mother, Ann, had breast cancer that spread to her brain and she passed away at the age of 39, when Sarah was just 10 years old.
Sarah admitted she had “a bit of a breakdown” in the doctor’s office, but explained to the nurse, “You don’t understand.” I waited 40 years to hear those words. I knew I’d hear it one day.”
Explain how she worried about cancer for decades on Loose Women, Sarah said: ‘My mother died when I was 10 and I always assumed I would get breast cancer.
“Anyone who has lost a mother would feel this – she passed away at 39, so when I turned 39 I was like, ‘Here it is, this is it, this is the time.’ And then I got to 40 and thought, ‘Oh no, it wasn’t – it isn’t!’.
“So 40 was a bit of a bumpy moment because I wasn’t sure what you’re doing at 40 if you’re not dead. Then life moved on and then I turned 50 and then I got diagnosed and I was like, ‘Oh there it is. It was just waiting.”
Before: In the summer of 2022, Sarah revealed she was diagnosed with cancer after finding a lump, which led to a biopsy (pictured in 2012)
Reflecting on finding a lump on her breast, Sarah said it was initially dismissed as nothing to worry about until she returned to the doctors a few months later to have it checked.
“My mission, which I want everyone to know, is that you have to trust your own body,” she said.
“If you have a lump and they say it’s all clear, if it doesn’t feel right, go back for another opinion.”
Sarah also shared how she coped with losing her hair from chemotherapy, saying she thinks it’s “wrong” for people to feel embarrassed about it.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, affecting more than two MILLION women each year
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. Each year there are more than 55,000 new cases in the UK and the disease claims the lives of 11,500 women. In the US, it affects 266,000 people and kills 40,000 each year. But what causes it and how can it be treated?
What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer arises from a cancer cell that develops in the lining of a duct or lobule in one of the breasts.
When the breast cancer has spread to the surrounding breast tissue, it is called an ‘invasive’ breast cancer. Some people are diagnosed with “carcinoma in situ,” where no cancer cells have grown beyond the duct or lobule.
Most cases develop in women over the age of 50, but younger women are sometimes affected. Breast cancer can develop in men, although this is rare.
Staging means how big the cancer is and whether it has spread. Stage 1 is the earliest stage and stage 4 means the cancer has spread to another part of the body.
The cancer cells are graded from low, which means slow growth, to high, which means fast growth. High-grade cancers are more likely to come back after being treated first.
What Causes Breast Cancer?
A cancerous tumor starts with one abnormal cell. The exact reason why a cell becomes cancerous is unclear. Something is thought to damage or alter certain genes in the cell. This makes the cell abnormal and multiply ‘out of control’.
Although breast cancer can develop for no apparent reason, there are some risk factors that can increase the chance of developing breast cancer, such as heredity.
What Are the Symptoms of Breast Cancer?
The usual first symptom is a painless breast lump, although most breast lumps are not cancerous and are fluid-filled cysts, which are benign.
The first place where breast cancer usually spreads is the lymph nodes in the armpit. When this happens, you get a swelling or lump in an armpit.
How is breast cancer diagnosed?
- Initial assessment: A doctor examines the breasts and armpits. They may perform tests such as a mammogram, a special X-ray of the breast tissue that can indicate the possibility of tumors.
- Biopsy: A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is removed from an area of the body. The sample is then examined under a microscope to look for abnormal cells. The sample can confirm or rule out cancer.
If you are confirmed to have breast cancer, further tests may be needed to assess whether it has spread. For example, blood tests, an ultrasound of the liver or a chest x-ray.
How is breast cancer treated?
Treatment options that may be considered include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and hormone treatment. Often a combination of two or more of these treatments is used.
- Surgery: Breast-conserving surgery or removing the affected breast, depending on the size of the tumor.
- Radiotherapy: A treatment that uses high-energy beams of radiation aimed at cancerous tissue. This kills cancer cells or stops cancer cells from multiplying. It is mainly used in addition to surgery.
- Chemotherapy: A treatment for cancer using anticancer drugs that kill cancer cells or prevent them from multiplying.
- Hormone treatments: Some types of breast cancer are affected by the ‘female’ hormone estrogen, which can stimulate the cancer cells to divide and multiply. Treatments that lower the level of these hormones or prevent them from working are commonly used in people with breast cancer.
How successful is the treatment?
The outlook is best in those who are diagnosed when the cancer is still small and has not spread. Surgical removal of a tumor at an early stage can then give a good chance of a cure.
Routine mammography offered to women between the ages of 50 and 70 means that more breast cancers are being diagnosed and treated at an early stage.
For more information visit breastcancernow.org or call the toll-free helpline on 0808 800 6000