MAFS' Mel Schilling shares health update following cancer diagnosis

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MAFS' Mel Schilling shares health updateChannel 4

Married at First Sight star Mel Schilling has shared another health update amid her ongoing cancer battle.

The relationship expert was diagnosed with colon cancer at the end of last year and has since undergone surgery and chemotherapy, updating fans on her health along the way.

Candidly discussing the challenges of going through chemo during a new interview with OK! Magazine, Mel revealed that she's "about halfway through and it's getting hard".

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"Feeling fatigued and nauseous is a bigger part of my everyday life. It feels like I'm hungover or pregnant every day, which is not fun," she said.

"In true 'me' fashion, the day we moved was the day I started chemotherapy – I don't do things by halves," added Mel, who recently relocated from Australia to the UK with her husband Gareth and daughter Maddie.

"It's been a tricky time as I've been adjusting to going through that and moving house. But Gareth has been doing most of the move so I'm very lucky he's happy to pick up the slack."

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The reality star has continued to work while going through treatment, which she said has had a positive impact on her mental health.

"I've had to adjust my work schedule so the chemotherapy isn't near when I'm filming something – I like to make the most of my energy," she shared.

"Working is so important to me, and while it does take energy from me, it gives me energy too – I get so much out of my work and I need it. If I had to sit on the couch and watch TV all day I'd probably go crazy. So I'm juggling not just my physical health but my mental health too."

Married at First Sight UK airs on E4 in the UK. Married at First Sight Australia airs on Nine Network in Australia and E4 in the UK.

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