Sydney PR mogul Roxy Jacenko has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Speaking with 9NEWS this morning she said she will undergo another biopsy today and expressed her gratitude for everyone’s support.

“I just wanted to say thank you to all for their support,” she said. “Obviously it’s a tough time but I felt the heaviest I think with Oli and the rest can only be up from here.”

The owner and director of Sweaty Betty PR said everything is “business as usual”.

“You never expect things in life, you’ve got to tackle things head and that’s what I’m going to do,” she told 9NEWS.

“I’ve got two young kids and I’m going to keep doing what I do and it’s business as usual.”

Roxy’s message

She is urging young women to have their breasts checked, saying her mother was upset with her for not having been checked sooner.

“She said ‘Well you knew I had breast cancer, how have you not bothered to check?’” Jacenko said.

“And I to be honest with you I’d been lazy”.

She explained how everything she had read on the subject had only warned women over 40 to get checked, and being only 36, she had not bothered to get a check-up.

“It was lazy of me in hindsight,” she said.

She said she’s now in “good hands” with the team at St Vincent’s Hospital.

She was yesterday due to undergo surgery to remove the lump but it has been delayed pending further tests after it was discovered to be larger than initially thought.

We wish her all the best.

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  • tough for anyone going through that especially with the young kids


  • i pray her surgery goes well and she makes a full recovery quickly.


  • Let’s hope that the surgery will help her!


  • Wishing Roxy all the best for the future.


  • while I am an admirer of her’s to some degree, I wouldn’t wish this horrible disease on anyone. Knowing what Roxy is like when watching her on TV and from reading about her on her instagram, and facebook profile etc I believe she is one of the strongest and she will fight this with sheer grit and determination especially for her kids. I just hope that she takes the time necessary to really fight this and focus on herself for the time being. _ good luck Roxy and kids


  • Well wishes to you Roxy and I pray they get all of the lump and you have a swift and good recovery. Long life and happiness for you and your family.


  • I hope her surgery and treatment goes well. I am sure she’ll fight to stay with her beautiful children grow up too.


  • Her shiny life has turned rather hard in the last few weeks. I have sympathy for her, though not much for her husband.


  • If you have a family history of it then yes start testing for it.


  • She’s gone through a lot lately, and I hope all goes well with her treatment.


  • I’m not sure who she is but I hope all goes well


  • Wouldn’t wish breast cancer or any cancer on anyone. Not a fan of heres, but the more attention brought to this matter the better


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