Hill had the operation in December and declined reconstructive surgery. On Wednesday she said going to the gym regularly and eating a diet rich in broccoli had been a significant factor in her swift recuperation. “I have, as it happens, done all the right things for about 25 years,” she said. “But,… Jane Hill, the BBC news presenter, has disclosed that she underwent a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer, and believes a lifetime of healthy eating has helped with her recovery, “When I told some of my friends I had been diagnosed with breast cancer, I used a lot of black humour – what was the point of eating all that broccoli for 25 years? How ridiculous – I don’t even like broccoli! Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.