Janice Dickinson, former supermodel and “America’s Next Top Model” judge, revealed that she has breast cancer. The 61-year-old former promised she will not let fear rule her life and will fight this disease.
In an emotional interview on Monday with Daily Mail, Dickinson said, “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.”
Apparently, a lump on her breast was discovered while she was undergoing a medical checkup. An urgent biopsy was done, and on March 12, Dickinson received the diagnosis that it was breast cancer.
She admitted that it was both shocking and scary. However, she said she is not going to let this fear overwhelm her. She mentioned, “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.”
Dickinson is set to get married to Dr. Robert “Rocky” Gerner this summer. As of now, even with this diagnosis, there is no change in this schedule. The priority is to recover. Mastectomy is ruled out by the doctors who suggested the tissue covering one-inch area of the lump has to be removed.
Dickinson’s toughness in light of this bad news is not surprising. The model has always been outspoken and direct. She also endured several crises in her life. She was one of the vocal sexual abuse accusers of Bill Cosby. She went public with her rape case in 2014, as reported USA Today. She accused Cosby of dragging her to a hotel room in Lake Tahoe in the year 1982 and raping her.
Dickinson is currently concentrating more on meditation and staying calm. The surgery will probably help her get over the trauma.