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Dublin: 1 °C Monday 18 November, 2019

Louise McSharry said F**k Cancer - and so did a lot of other people

The documentary looked at dealing with chemo, while trying to find a wedding dress.

I’m going to do six months of chemotherapy. It’s going to be rough, but at the end of it they’re going to tell me that I’m cured and I can go back to my life.

LOUISE MCSHARRY’S DOCUMENTARY F**k Cancer aired on RTÉ Two last night and it got a huge reaction.

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The programme followed the 2FM DJ, who is formerly of this parish, as she underwent treatment for Hodkin’s lymphoma. It gave a very honest account of dealing with cancer, coping with chemotherapy and hair loss, and trying to find a wedding dress.

In the first scenes of the documentary, Louise gets her hair shaved off.

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“It’s not a hair cut I would choose but I don’t have a choice,” she admits.

“Miley Cyrus is going to be jealous of me because of all of the attention I’m going to get.”

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During the show, Louise meets other people who are dealing with a cancer diagnoses and explores the fact her chances of having children have been reduced by her treatment.

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Last month Louise and her partner Gordon Spierin got married.

The programme got a hugely positive reaction online, with people’s praising Louise’s honesty and humour.

Tweet by @Louise McSharry Source: Louise McSharry/Twitter

Tweet by @Síle Seoige Source: Síle Seoige/Twitter

Tweet by @EmerTheScreamer Source: EmerTheScreamer/Twitter

Tweet by @Christine Allen Source: Christine Allen/Twitter

Tweet by @Mary Lou McDonald Source: Mary Lou McDonald/Twitter

Tweet by @Sinéad Burke Source: Sinéad Burke/Twitter

Tweet by @Darren McMahon Source: Darren McMahon/Twitter

Tweet by @Una Mullally Source: Una Mullally/Twitter

Tweet by @Louise McSharry Source: Louise McSharry/Twitter

You can watch F**k Cancer here.

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