Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid, 50, has responded to her colleague’s Leukaemia diagnosis to her 830,000 Twitter followers.
Sending her message of support to ITV journalist Geoff Hill, 52, Susanna also shared a Mail Online article where he opens up about his battle with the disease.
He was diagnosed with Leukaemia after a routine check up in 2017 and has been contending with the blood disorder ever since.
Cataloguing his treatment Geoff has estimated that has taken more than 6,000 pills.
He has also undergone a stem cell transplant, 100 rounds of chemotherapy, 38 bone marrow biopsies and gruelling radiotherapy.
Geoff has a long history of covering some of the UK’s biggest stories for ITV including Brexit and the Manchester bombing but the news has turned his life upside down.
He is ‘not out of the woods yet’ despite the treatment.
Speaking about his ordeal Geoff says he was “knocked sideways” by his cancer diagnosis, remarking that “life can change so quickly”.
Susanna’s words of support have been backed up by many twitter users.
One wrote: “Well said Susanna. Absolutely incredible good luck Geoff Hill.”
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With another being retweeted by Susanna saying: ‘My great friend @geoffhillITV is an incredible man and he has gone through so much.’
Geoff has spoken about his experience, saying that he could have died within hours of his diagnosis due to acute lymphoblastic which led to him getting an emergency blood transfusion.
He said: “I was out of breath, I had sweats and lack of energy, but you don’t think you’ve got blood cancer.
“No one does. But the signs are really important.”