The 61-year-old supermodel famous for her quirky brash and no boundaries personality who was on the Botch Show getting doctors to fix her breast and has hundreds of plastic surgery under her belt break down in an interview with Mail online. She is positive she will beat the cancer but her video brings out that side of her you may have never imagined she possessed!
Some facts about the kind of cancer she was diagnosed with
- Ductal carcinoma in situ is the most common form of non-invasive breast cancer.
- Ductal means the disease originates inside the milk ducts, while carcinoma refers to any cancer than begins in the skin or other tissues.
- Meanwhile, in situ indicates the cancer has not spread, and instead remains in its original place.
- DCIS, as it is more commonly known, is not considered a life-threatening form of the disease, but being diagnosed with the condition can increase a woman’s chances of later developing more serious ‘invasive’ forms of the disease.
- The American Cancer Society estimates about 60,000 cases of DCIS are diagnosed in the US each year.
- The number of cases is on the rise, as people live longer lives, and more women attend regular mammogram screenings.
- DCIS generally has no signs or symptoms, though some women may notice a lump in the breast or discharge from their nipple.
- The National Cancer Institute says 80% of DCIS cases are found by mammography.
- Typical treatment for DCIS is a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy, though in some cases women will be advised to undergo a mastectomy.
- Chemotherapy is generally not needed, because DCIS is a form of cancer that has not spread, so there is no need to target cells that may have traveled to other parts of the body.
Lizzie Parry, Acting Health Editor
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