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Kat Dennings Interview With Rodene Jones (Video)

Kat Dennings and Best Friend Rodene Jones Get Real About Breast Cancer and Female Friendship

Two Broke Girls star Kat Dennings and her best friend, photographer Rodene Jones, first met as teenagers. Like any close, longtime friends, the two have weathered their share of successes and setbacks together in the years since — but nothing prepared them for Rodene's breast-cancer diagnosis at age 31. After Rodene's fiancé noticed a lump underneath her breast, Rodene not only learned she had triple-negative cancer, but she also tested positive for BRCA1; that gene greatly increases the likelihood of contracting breast and ovarian cancers. Rodene quickly began a grueling treatment process that would transform not only her own life but the lives of the people who love her.

UPDATE: It's been a year since we first brought you Kat and Rodene's story on In Her World, and we're happy to share that Rodene's most recent scans indicate that her cancer treatment — which included six rounds of chemo, 37 rounds of radiation, and a double mastectomy — worked. Even so, she's cautious about her health and awaiting a new round of scans at the end of the year, which should provide her and her doctors with a better idea of her status. "The form of celebration I practice is making every day I'm alive and able awesome," Rodene tells us. She and her husband, Duncan Jones, are looking forward to trying for a baby once she gets a thumbs-up from her doctors and are teaming up with the Tower Cancer Research Foundation on a campaign called Touch Up Your Loved Ones, inspired by their own experience. The couple is now back in LA after spending nine months in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on the set of the movie Warcraft. Duncan directed the film and Rodene served as the movie's archivist photographer. "I was so grateful to have no time to sit and worry about all of the aches and pains," she says. "Being able to have the strength to carry my camera around, stay on my feet, and push myself out there again has been helping my 'new' self."

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Michele-Foley Michele-Foley 3 years
This completely had me teary-eyed, but in the most uplifitng way.
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Teared up watching this. Thank you for sharing, Lindsay. Powerful story.
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