The 39-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, shortly after her husband Oliver was jailed for two years for inside trading. In August of that year, the PR guru began a six-week radiation program and underwent surgery to partially remove cancer. Following a year of treatment, Roxy suffered another cancer scare in 2017 when they found another lump on her breast.
"I really should have had a check-up, ultrasound, mammogram and MRI earlier but I decided to make my own rules and get to it when I 'had time'. It was not a smart move," she told Fairfax Media, revealing it was a shock considering she was taking Tamoxifen, a breast cancer prevention drug.
After a dreadful three day waiting for the results, her doctor later declared the grown benign.
"Once the ultrasound operator called in the doctor for a look at what she had discovered I was a little like: 'I've been here before, I know exactly where this is going. Hold it together, everything is fixable, I've done it once and I can do it again'," she said. "When I went to collect [the results], I had it clear in my mind: 'You have it, everything has gone so wrong, this just fits with the mess'. I was almost shocked when the breast surgeon said: 'You are all good Roxy, its not cancerous'."
Earlier this year, Channel Ten announced their inaugural Pilot Week offerings revealing that Roxy has landed her own Keeping Up With The Kardashians-style reality series.
Titled I am... Roxy, according to the press release, the series promises to "delve headfirst into the daily madness of PR guru, publicist, talent manager, reality star, author and mum-of-two. This entertaining and comedic access-all-areas pilot pries into Roxy’s everyday life behind her world of high glamour and outrageous excess.”
Produced by her close friend Micahel Wipfli— who you may know as Wippa of Fitzy & Wippa— the show will also provide an inside look into the Sydney socialite's life with her husband Oliver Curtis and their two young children, Pixie and Hunter.
After news broke, an insider close to Roxy Jacenko equated her behaviour on the show to that of the infamous chef, Gordon Ramsay.
According to the Daily Mail, the Eastern Suburbs socialite was "barking orders and screaming at staff" in order to get plenty of "good content" for her upcoming series.
"There was cameras all over the place and Roxy had no problem barking orders and screaming at staff,'" the source said. "It was like she was pulling a Gordon Ramsay. As soon as the crew pressed record, she was cracking the whip and unleashed this mean alter-ego."
However, as soon as the cameras stopped rolling and filming wrapped, according to another source close to the socialite, Jacenko was "perfectly pleasant" and "back to normal". "She knows how to put on a show and create good content. While she was hamming it up for the cameras, she's much nicer in reality."