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Cynthia Nixon Battled Breast Cancer

Sometimes life does imitate art, and not in the ways we like. Actress Cynthia Nixon was diagnosed with breast cancer two years, reminiscent of Sex and the City character Samantha Jones' fictional battle with breast cancer.

Nixon kept the matter private while undergoing treatment – a lumpectomy and six and a half weeks of radiation treatment – but now is bringing her story to the pubic by becoming an ambassador for the Susan G. Komen For a Cure. Since her mother had twice battled breast cancer, Nixon began getting annual mammograms at thirty-five, which is beyond helpful since early detection is key to beating breast cancer. Even though we all know we should be doing monthly breast exams, many of us just simply forget. Cynthia is here to remind you to check yourself. Her advice is simple, so let's all follow it. She says," Talk with your doctor, make healthy lifestyle choices and most importantly, know your body as that can make all the difference in the world."

If you forget your monthly breast exam sign up for a reminder here. You know that the ladies of SATC think it is more than OK for you to touch yourself. So do it!


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ladychaos ladychaos 9 years
I can see why some celebrities don't come forward with their battle with cancer. I am going to suggest that they probably don't want to be bothered during their time of illness. After all, the paparatzi would have probably been all over her, and I highly doubt someone would want to be followed to get radiation so they can post her photos. It's an invasion of privacy thing. Honestly, I wouldn't come forward if I were sick...I would wait for it to blow over. Maybe talk to close friends and family, but the press needs to stop crossing the line into people's personal world.
kia kia 9 years
It seems like there are more women open about their process and I love that. kiddylnd if you want to read on someone's process look at Robin Roberts from Good Morning America. She came out on the show after the lump was detected and continued to work and document her process through chemo. I believe she even took off her wig a few weeks ago to sport her short hair growing back in.
emalove emalove 9 years
I'm so glad she beat scary. I'm so afraid my mom will get breast cancer, since 2 of her sisters had it. One of them even died from it. I'm also afraid that my sister and/or I will get it...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
Although I applaud her coming forward with this now, I wish she would have shown women the whole process. I think that many women fail to get exams or worse when they suspect a lump because they fear what will come next. Don't think I'm all down on her though. I'm all about education on breast cancer! I mean, I AM doing the 3-Day which is for Komen for the Cure. I think she will make a great ambassador the the foundation. I just wish we saw more celebs show what it really is like to go through it and come out on the other side. :pinkribbon: :pinkribbon: :pinkribbon:
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Wow! I had no clue!
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