Tracy Emin appeared in high spirits while chatting with a group of friends over coffee in Chiltern Street, London on Monday.
The 58-year-old artist recently revealed that he was completely cleared of bladder cancer four months ago after being diagnosed early last year.
Tracy cut a low-key figure in a black knit sweater, which she paired with a blue skirt with white polka dots.
LOOKING GOOD: Tracey Emin (centre) 58, 58, stunned a low-key figure in a black knit sweater while chatting to friends over coffee on Monday…six months after revealing her ‘bladder cancer’ Gone’
The Croydon-born star slipped into a pair of navy leggings for the outing, while draping in a burgundy scarf and clutching an onyx handbag.
She completed her outfit with a pair of black leather shoes and her silky silver locks in a tousled hairstyle, while a friend kept warm with a white blanket amid the sweltering October temperatures.
She sat in front of the shop window reading the ad, ‘Tracy Emin: The News Is I Love You. October 12 – 17.’
Casual: The Croydon-born star slipped into a pair of navy leggings for the outing, while draped in a burgundy scarf
What is bladder cancer?
Bladder cancer is caused by tumors that develop in the lining of the bladder or the muscles of the organ.
According to statistics, about 10,200 new cases are diagnosed each year in the UK and 81,400 in the US.
It is the 10th most common cancer in the UK – but is slightly more prevalent in the US – and accounts for about three per cent of all cases.
Cancer is more common in men and has a 10-year survival rate of about 50 percent. About half of the cases are considered preventable.
Symptoms of the disease include blood in the urine, the need to urinate more often or more urgently than usual, and pelvic pain.
However, unexpected weight loss and swollen feet can also be symptoms of a life-threatening illness.
Smoking during work and exposure to chemicals in plastics and paints can increase the risk of bladder cancer.
Treatment depends on how advanced the cancer is, and may include surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy.
Source: NHS Choices
Six months ago she revealed she is ‘happy to be alive’ after having had ‘dramatic’ surgery last year to treat aggressive bladder cancer.
Tracy, who is known for her controversial works, including Everybody I’ve Ever Sleep With and My Bed, told Emma Barnett lady’s houseThat she would ‘never be so happy’ after recovering from the illness.
Emin discovered a tumor in his bladder in early 2020 while working on a painting of a malignant lump.
The artist was suffering from very aggressive squamous cell cancer, which surgeons feared would kill him within months if it spread to his lymph nodes.
As a result, it was decided to remove not only her bladder but also her uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, lymph nodes, urethra, and part of her colon and vagina.
Before the surgery, the artist said she rewrote her will with her lawyer for 24 hours before sending an email to 70 friends who broke the news of her cancer and instructing them: ‘Don’t contact me’ .
She told the BBC Radio 4 program that recent scans showed she is cancer-free, despite suffering from chronic pain and wearing a stoma bag, she is now focused on enjoying life.
She said: ‘Sounds weird but I’ve never been so happy. So some people will feel very sad in my situation now. But I realize how wonderful my life is. And I never realized before.’
Emin compared his major surgery to a child or gender reassignment, saying: ‘I think anyone who has had this kind of dramatic surgery understands what I’m talking about. But really, there aren’t that many.
‘It’s just like maybe someone who has had a gender change, what do you have to do to get it back? At the moment, I am really happy to have my life back. And I am not greedy.’