61 year former supermodel Janice Dickinson revealed in an exclusive interview with Daily Mail that she was diagnosed with breast cancer on March 12th 2016 after her doctor found a lump in her right breast during a routine medical examination. She said after a mammograqm and biopsy, her doctor told her she had an early stage of ductal carcinoma
in situ (DCIS) - a common form of breast cancer that starts in the milk ducts.
'Just two weeks ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, it's hard for me to say this, but I have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
'It's still quite shocking. Today I got very scared... I just get very scared and it hit me. But I am not gonna let that define me, the fear. I'm going to get through this, I'll be just fine kiddo.'
'I went into a world of fantasy, kind of a world of process, I kept saying to myself, "you're just processing this",' she explains during the interview.
'You can't be brave and fierce and all the things that people know you from - reality television, from the fashion industry, from being the world's first supermodel, from being a judge, from being a writer, a photographer, from being an AIDS activist.'
|Janice Dickinson has breast cancer.|
Janice said she had gone to the hospital for what she thought was a stomach flu on the 8th of March but that while she was there, her doctor decided to do a full medical examination on her and that was when a pea size lump was noticed in her breast.
'The doctor noticed it immediately. She said, "this doesn't feel right." And she said, "We have to be real comprehensive with this and have it checked out."
'I'm always optimistic, initially when the doctor found the lump it hurt, it became quite painful when you touch it, that's the point when I knew this is serious, when the doctor touched this little lump in my right breast, about the size of a pea, and I went bingo, I have cancer.'
Janice said in that moment she became scared, not for her own life but for for her children and fiancé.
'I became fearful for my two children, my loving fiancé Rocky, we have a grandson, aged four, his name is baby Aby. I just thought they are gonna flip out.'
'My 22-year-old and I were out shopping when I got a call from Rocky telling me the doctor was trying to get hold of me, then the doctor called me and told me, yes it's positive for cancer,' she recalls.
'I just was really glad that my daughter Savannah, she likes to be called Savi, I was really glad Savi was with me at that moment because it was kind of an out of body experience.
'At that moment I knew I had to be brave and I had to be strong.
'I had to find the courage I possess as a woman, that we all have as women and then I had to put my chin up and my shoulders back and take it moment by moment