Rachael Bland, 40, who was diagnosed with disease back in 2016, "guestimates" she has less than a year left and she plans to make the very best of it.

In a heartbreakingly honest article in the Sunday Telegraph, Rachael said she and husband Steve do not discuss her death and she tries to keep a lid on "dark thoughts" of son Freddie growing up without her.

The BBC 5Live revealed she wants to finish writing her book so her little boy can learn more about his mother when he gets older.

She said: "I would really like to see it published before I die. But at the moment it feels like a race against time to get it finished.

Rachael, who has been documenting her battle with cancer on her blog Big C, Little Me, has already gone through several rounds of chemo and had a mastectomy in July 2017.

The mum, who lives in Cheshire with husband of six years Steve and Freddie, also launched a podcast called You, Me and The Big C.

In one of her most tear-jerking admissions yet, the brave journalist said she is "not scared of dying" but does worry about leaving her family behind.

She said: "I have to suppress a lot of the darkest thoughts about Freddie growing up without his mummy around.

Rachael, who has presented for the BBC for more than 15 years, previously opened up about the moment she got the call from doctors telling her the cancer had spread.

She said: "I was at the ice cream farm with Freddie and some of his little pals. My heart raced as I answered it, knowing a phone call did not bode well,' she wrote on her blog.

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