The TV star, 83, confirmed she was living with the disease in January, saying at the time she was undergoing various tests to find the ‘best treatment.’
She added that she no longer wanted to keep it a secret because she didn’t like ‘skulking around various hospitals wearing an unconvincing disguise’.
In May, Dame Esther shared another health update and revealed she had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
She explained the prognosis made her reflect on how ‘very lucky’ she has been in life and her ‘fantastic friendships.’
The same month, the TV icon had been due to appear on The One Show to mark 50 years since That’s Life, the programme she hosted from 1973 to 1994.
She was, however, forced to miss her appearance due to her ill health.