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Australian fashion designer Camilla Franks will have her ovaries removed after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer (pictured with Luna and Kerri-Anne Kennerley)

Australian fashion designer Camilla Franks will have her ovaries removed after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer just months after giving birth to her daughter in 2018.

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The 42-year-old from Sydney, who underwent 18 months of intensive chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction, was dealt with the devastating blow earlier this year.

"I still haven't finished my treatment, I've still got to have the ovaries and I'm not happy about it and it makes me sad," she told Studio 10.

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Australian fashion designer Camilla Franks will have her ovaries removed after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer (pictured with Luna and Kerri-Anne Kennerley)

Australian fashion designer Camilla Franks will have her ovaries removed after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer (pictured with Luna and Kerri-Anne Kennerley)

'I resent cancer in some regards for stealing the opportunity to have another child and I didn't realize how much I wanted another one until I was told I probably can't have another one.

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"But I also realize how bloody blessed I am to have one."

Camilla shares Luna Gypsy Jones with her fiancé, Welsh musician JP Jones, who she with two decades ago at a nightclub in London.

They are expected to tie the knot in 2020 and are still trying to figure out which country will host their nuptials.

In an interview with Marie Claire Camilla spoke about what it was like finding a lump while breastfeeding in May 2018.

'It kept growing. I was told about and about that it was mastitis, but she wasn't mastitis, "she said.

"I still haven't finished my treatment, I've still got to have the ovaries and I'm not happy about it and it makes me sad," she told Studio 10 (pictured with Luna)

"I still haven't finished my treatment, I've still got to have the ovaries and I'm not happy about it and it makes me sad," she told Studio 10 (pictured with Luna)

"I still haven't finished my treatment, I've still got to have the ovaries and I'm not happy about it and it makes me sad," she told Studio 10 (pictured with Luna)

"I was pregnant, I gave birth, I danced with the devil that is cancer ... it was tough and it was challenging but, in a strange way, it was my greatest year yet," she told the publication
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"I was pregnant, I gave birth, I danced with the devil that is cancer ... it was tough and it was challenging but, in a strange way, it was my greatest year yet," she told the publication

Despite the heartbreaking news, Camilla doesn't look back at the diagnosis with disdain

Despite the heartbreaking news, Camilla doesn't look back at the diagnosis with disdain

"I resent cancer in some regards for stealing the opportunity to have another child and I didn't realize how much I wanted another one until I was told I probably can't have another one," she said

Despite the heartbreaking news, Camilla doesn't look back at the diagnosis with disdain.

"I was pregnant, I gave birth, I danced with the devil that is cancer … it was tough and it was challenging but, in a strange way, it was my greatest year yet," she told the publication.

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While not giving any definitive answer on whether she is in remission, Camilla did finish the interview by saying 'there's still a journey ahead of me'.

'Cancer is part of my story now. I'm willing to accept that – and only those who have endured this raw fear and threat will understand what it means to live with it, "she said.

Camilla shared powerful photos on social media to update fans following the shock breast cancer diagnosis

Camilla shared powerful photos on social media to update fans following the shock breast cancer diagnosis

Camilla shared powerful photos on social media to update fans following the shock breast cancer diagnosis

Camilla, the creative director of caftan empire, CAMILLA, shared a series of nine photographs on Instagram, captured at a photo shoot in Sydney with photographer and friend Georges Antoni

Camilla, the creative director of caftan empire, CAMILLA, shared a series of nine photographs on Instagram, captured at a photo shoot in Sydney with photographer and friend Georges Antoni

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Camilla, the creative director of caftan empire, CAMILLA, shared a series of nine photographs on Instagram, captured at a photo shoot in Sydney with photographer and friend Georges Antoni

Camilla's fiance JP Jones and daughter Luna Gypsy Jones spontaneously joined for the intimate family portraits on the day while others captured the designer alone in a series of powerful poses

Camilla's fiance JP Jones and daughter Luna Gypsy Jones spontaneously joined for the intimate family portraits on the day while others captured the designer alone in a series of powerful poses

Camilla's fiance JP Jones and daughter Luna Gypsy Jones spontaneously joined for the intimate family portraits on the day while others captured the designer alone in a series of powerful poses

The creative director of caftan empire, CAMILLA, previously shared a series of nine photographs on Instagram, which were captured at a photo shoot in Sydney with photographer and friend Georges Antoni.

Camilla's fiancé JP Jones and daughter Luna joined the intimate family portraits on the day while other photos captured the designer alone.

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According to a spokesperson, Camilla shaved her head at the beginning of treatment as her way of taking some control over the journey and while she found it confronting, she also found the move empowering.

"Our amazing Camilla is responding well to treatment and wanted to capture where she is on her personal path fighting cancer," Jane McNally, the CEO of CAMILLA, said at the time.

According to a spokesperson, Camilla shaved her head at the beginning of treatment as her way of taking some control over the journey and while she found it confronting, she also found the move empowering (pictured before cancer diagnosis)

According to a spokesperson, Camilla shaved her head at the beginning of treatment as her way of taking some control over the journey and while she found it confronting, she also found the move empowering (pictured before cancer diagnosis)

According to a spokesperson, Camilla shaved her head at the beginning of treatment as her way of taking some control over the journey and while she found it confronting, she also found the move empowering (pictured before cancer diagnosis)

'The strength and authenticity evident in these images is what we always see when she comes into the office.

'Camilla and JP are incredibly grateful for the love and kindness shown to them throughout this time and have been touched by the messages of support. She continues to have all of our love and encouragement. "

Camilla captions each of the photos with a powerful, personal quote.

'I have always run wild and free. But the devil has asked me to dance. So f ** k it. I'm going to show him some moves, "Camilla captioned one of the images.

"Many of my wider CAMILLA tribe have already been on this journey themselves and I know will be an inspiration to me as I start mine," she said

"Many of my wider CAMILLA tribe have already been on this journey themselves and I know will be an inspiration to me as I start mine," she said

"Many of my wider CAMILLA tribe have already been on this journey themselves and I know will be an inspiration to me as I start mine," she said

Camilla fell pregnant at 41 years of age and was determined to balance motherhood with her heavy work load
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Camilla fell pregnant at 41 years of age and was determined to balance motherhood with her heavy work load

Camilla fell pregnant at 41 years of age and was determined to balance motherhood with her heavy work load

'The drums start. They thump through my chest and roar in my ears. A great battle rushes towards me, "another read.

'My determination grows with each beat or my heart and my own war cry builds. I have tasted raw terror and the salt of many tears. I am bald and broken but I will not be beaten. "

The designer's caftans have turned into a multi-million dollar business empire, with 20 retail stores Australia-wide, and a 200-strong workforce.

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CAMILLA is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year.

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