Comedian Janey Godley shares epiphany as she may be facing death with cancer

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Comedian Janey Godley says she accepts she 'may be facing death' as she adjusts to life with cancer.

The 60-year-old stand-up Scot issued the heartbreaking update to her fans this week after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November 2021.

Janey is undergoing chemotherapy and has lost her hair.

She accompanied the post on Facebook with a picture of herself in bed alongside her dog, writing: "I think I’ve had an epiphany, I have been resisting the fact I have a life threatening cancer.

"I have tried to 'fight and be strong' instead of accepting that this whole year I just may be facing death or survival of something I have no real control over.

"I appreciate all the amazing support and I believe my mental health will improve if I just lean into the fact that this cancer is happening. I am not alone, millions of people survive this disease and living with it isn’t a failure – maybe I don’t have to fight every thing that happens to me and trust the science?"

The Scottish comic's fans were quick to offer messages of support.

One wrote: "It’s hard trying to be positive when you have no control over your body’s actions. Stay strong, stay brave, but have a ‘day off’ occasionally and let the world carry on around you, you can’t be strong and brave all of the time, because you need strength to be yourself, too!"

Another wrote: "Bless you Janey It's hard to literally put your life in the hands of the medical team, especially when you are used to fighting and coping for yourself. But it's what you have to do for now. Just go with it and let them help make the decisions that are best for you."

Janey Godley played a defence lawyer on BBC drama Traces last year.

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