Australian fashion designer Camilla Franks will have her ovaries removed after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer just months after giving birth to her daughter.

The founder of Camilla, 42, from Sydney, who underwent 18 months of intensive chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction after the birth of her daughter in 2018, was dealt the devastating blow earlier this year.

‘I still haven’t finished my treatment. I’ve still got to have the ovaries out and I’m not happy about that and it makes me sad,’ she told Studio 10

‘I resent cancer in some regards for stealing the opportunity to have another child and I didn’t realise how much I wanted another one until I was told I probably can’t have another one.

‘But I also realise how bloody blessed I am to have one.’ 

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Australian fashion designer Camilla Franks will have her ovaries removed after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer (pictured with Luna and Kerri-Anne Kennerley)

Australian fashion designer Camilla Franks will have her ovaries removed after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer (pictured with Luna and Kerri-Anne Kennerley)

Australian fashion designer Camilla Franks will have her ovaries removed after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer (pictured with Luna and Kerri-Anne Kennerley)

Camilla had Luna Gypsy Jones with her fiancé, Welsh musician JP Jones, who she met two decades ago at a nightclub in London.

They are expected to tie the knot in 2020 and are still trying to figure out which country will host their nuptials.

In an interview with Marie Claire, Camilla spoke about what it was like finding a lump while breastfeeding in May 2018.

‘It kept growing. I was told over and over that it was mastitis [a painful infection of the breast tissue], but it wasn’t mastitis,’ she said.

'I still haven't finished my treatment, I've still got to have the ovaries out and I'm not happy about that and it makes me sad,' she told Studio 10 (pictured with Luna in July)

'I still haven't finished my treatment, I've still got to have the ovaries out and I'm not happy about that and it makes me sad,' she told Studio 10 (pictured with Luna in July)

‘I still haven’t finished my treatment, I’ve still got to have the ovaries out and I’m not happy about that and it makes me sad,’ she told Studio 10 (pictured with Luna in July)

Despite the heartbreaking news, Camilla doesn’t look back at the diagnosis with disdain.

‘I was pregnant, I gave birth, I danced with the devil that is cancer… it was tough and it was challenging but, in a strange way, it was my greatest year yet,’ she told the publication.

While not giving any definitive answer on whether she is in remission, Camilla did finish the interview by saying ‘there’s still a journey ahead of me’.

‘Cancer is part of my story now. I’m willing to accept that – and only those who have endured this raw fear and threat will understand what it means to live with it,’ she said. 

'I was pregnant, I gave birth, I danced with the devil that is cancer... it was tough and it was challenging but, in a strange way, it was my greatest year yet,' she told the publication

'I was pregnant, I gave birth, I danced with the devil that is cancer... it was tough and it was challenging but, in a strange way, it was my greatest year yet,' she told the publication

Despite the heartbreaking news, Camilla doesn't look back at the diagnosis with disdain

Despite the heartbreaking news, Camilla doesn't look back at the diagnosis with disdain

‘I resent cancer in some regards for stealing the opportunity to have another child and I didn’t realise how much I wanted another one until I was told I probably can’t have another one,’ she said

In July, 2018,  Camilla shared this series of nine powerful photographs on Instagram, which were captured at a photo shoot in Sydney with photographer and friend Georges Antoni

In July, 2018,  Camilla shared this series of nine powerful photographs on Instagram, which were captured at a photo shoot in Sydney with photographer and friend Georges Antoni

In July, 2018,  Camilla shared this series of nine powerful photographs on Instagram, which were captured at a photo shoot in Sydney with photographer and friend Georges Antoni

'I have always run wild and free. But the devil has asked me to dance. So f**k it. I’m going to show him some moves,' Camilla captioned one of the images

'I have always run wild and free. But the devil has asked me to dance. So f**k it. I’m going to show him some moves,' Camilla captioned one of the images

‘I have always run wild and free. But the devil has asked me to dance. So f**k it. I’m going to show him some moves,’ Camilla captioned one of the images 

Camilla's fiance JP Jones (pictured) and daughter Luna Gypsy Jones spontaneously joined for the intimate family portraits on the day while others captured the designer alone in a series of powerful poses

Camilla's fiance JP Jones (pictured) and daughter Luna Gypsy Jones spontaneously joined for the intimate family portraits on the day while others captured the designer alone in a series of powerful poses

Camilla’s fiance JP Jones (pictured) and daughter Luna Gypsy Jones spontaneously joined for the intimate family portraits on the day while others captured the designer alone in a series of powerful poses

The creative director of kaftan empire, CAMILLA, previously shared a series of nine photographs on Instagram, which were captured at a photo shoot in Sydney with photographer and friend Georges Antoni.    

Camilla’s fiancé JP Jones and daughter Luna joined in the intimate family portraits on the day while other photos captured the designer alone.

According to a spokesperson, Camilla shaved her head at the beginning of treatment as her way of taking some control over the journey and while she found it confronting, she also found the move empowering. 

‘Our amazing Camilla is responding well to treatment and wanted to capture where she is on her personal path fighting cancer,’ Jane McNally, the CEO of CAMILLA, said at the time.

According to a spokesperson, Camilla shaved her head at the beginning of treatment as her way of taking some control over the journey and while she found it confronting, she also found the move empowering (pictured before cancer diagnosis)

According to a spokesperson, Camilla shaved her head at the beginning of treatment as her way of taking some control over the journey and while she found it confronting, she also found the move empowering (pictured before cancer diagnosis)

According to a spokesperson, Camilla shaved her head at the beginning of treatment as her way of taking some control over the journey and while she found it confronting, she also found the move empowering (pictured before cancer diagnosis)

‘The strength and authenticity evident in these images is what we always see when she comes into the office.

‘Camilla and JP are incredibly grateful for the love and kindness shown to them throughout this time and have been touched by the messages of support. She continues to have all of our love and encouragement.’

Camilla captioned each of the photos with a powerful, personal quote.  

‘I have always run wild and free. But the devil has asked me to dance. So f**k it. I’m going to show him some moves,’ Camilla captioned one of the images.   

'Many of my wider CAMILLA tribe have already been on this journey themselves and I know will be an inspiration to me as I begin mine,' she said 

'Many of my wider CAMILLA tribe have already been on this journey themselves and I know will be an inspiration to me as I begin mine,' she said 

‘Many of my wider CAMILLA tribe have already been on this journey themselves and I know will be an inspiration to me as I begin mine,’ she said 

Camilla fell pregnant at 41 years of age and was determined to balance motherhood with her heavy work load 

Camilla fell pregnant at 41 years of age and was determined to balance motherhood with her heavy work load 

Camilla fell pregnant at 41 years of age and was determined to balance motherhood with her heavy work load 

‘The drums begin. They thump through my chest and roar in my ears. A great battle rushes towards me,’ another read.

‘My determination grows with each beat of my heart and my own war cry builds. I have tasted raw terror and the salt of many tears. I am bald and broken but I will not be beaten.’  

The designer’s kaftans have turned into a multi-million dollar business empire, with 20 retail stores Australia-wide, and a 200-strong workforce. 

CAMILLA is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year.

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