Jessica Rowe candidly reveals her fear of cancer

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Jessica Rowe Reveals Her Cancer Fears And The Only Test She Gets Religious To Keep Up With Her Health

Jessica Rowe has spoken candidly about her health concerns and how she prioritizes nutritious meals for her family.

The former Channel Ten star revealed in a Q&A this week that she fears colon cancer due to a history of the disease in her family.

The 50-year-old journalist said she undergoes regular colonoscopies to stay on top of her health, after her father and grandfather both battled the disease.

Candid: Jessica Rowe candidly revealed her fear of cancer this week and the only test she gets religiously to keep track of her health

“I make sure I have regular colonoscopies,” Jessica said.

“I started getting them younger around my 40s because of the increased risk factors in my family. My father John, who is 73, was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 55 and my mother’s father died of colon cancer.”

She added that she passes the test — and the pre-preparation — because it “can save your life.”

Stay tuned: The former Channel Ten star revealed in a Q&A this week that she fears colon cancer due to a history of the disease in her family.

Stay tuned: The former Channel Ten star revealed in a Q&A this week that she fears colon cancer due to a history of the disease in her family. “I make sure I have regular colonoscopies,” Jessica said. Pictured with husband Peter Overton

“Sure, the idea is annoying, but it could save your life,” Jess said.

“The last time I did a colonoscopy, I drank the laxative in a wine glass, thinking it might make it a little more palatable.”

Jessica revealed her fear of cancer in a Q&A that marked her partnership with Meat and Livestock Australia.

Meat and Livestock Australia is honoring Australian butchers this winter.

New Collaboration: Jessica revealed her cancer fears in a Q&A highlighting her partnership with Meat and Livestock Australia

New Collaboration: Jessica revealed her cancer fears in a Q&A highlighting her partnership with Meat and Livestock Australia

Jessica said she always likes to provide nutritious meals for her family, husband Peter Overton and their two daughters Allegra, 14, and Giselle, 12, and tends to opt for ground beef.

“I also learned through MLA (Meat and Livestock Australia) that lean ground beef actually has the same nutritional value as more expensive cuts, so it’s really healthy,” Jessica said.

“Whether it’s tacos, Mexican in a jar, or shepherd’s pie, I love them.”

She added jokingly, “The girls love it, and Pete is getting used to it, as I’m not the best cook in the world. But he does eat my meals, otherwise he would go hungry!’

Healthy: Jessica said she is always happy to provide nutritious meals for her family, husband Peter Overton and their two daughters Allegra, 14, and Giselle, 12, and tends to opt for ground beef

Healthy: Jessica said she is always happy to provide nutritious meals for her family, husband Peter Overton and their two daughters Allegra, 14, and Giselle, 12, and tends to opt for ground beef

Indeed, earlier this month, Jessica underwent a routine colonoscopy, in which doctors examine the bowel with a camera to look for any abnormalities, concerns, or changes.

She shared a Boomerang video of herself holding the prep in a wine glass, writing, “Bottom’s up!”

“So important to get these health checks. I have a family history of colon cancer, so this is my third.’

She finished: ‘See your GP for more info.’

“I also learned through MLA (Meat and Livestock Australia) that lean ground beef actually has the same nutritional value as more expensive cuts, so it’s really healthy,” Jessica said. “Whether it’s tacos, Mexican in a jar, or shepherd’s pie, I love it”

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