Ex-supermodel Janice Dickinson opens up about breast cancer diagnosis in tearful interview: ‘I kind of lost it’0
Ex-supermodel Janice Dickinson opened up about her harrowing breast cancer diagnosis in a teary new interview, admitting she’s fearful “for the first time.”
“It’s shocking — everything hit me at once. My mother died of cancer, so I knew how bad I felt when I heard about my mother. My son broke down,” Dickinson said in clips from a pre-taped interview airing Wednesday on “The Doctors.”
“Honestly, I haven’t cried in about 30 years. And just lately I’ve been very tearful because today I actually felt fear for the first time — and I don’t get scared. I kind of lost it.”
The former “America’s Next Top Model” was recently diagnosed with early-stage ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the most common form of non-invasive breast cancer, she told Daily Mail Online in an interview last week. Treatment typically involves a lumpectomy followed by radiation and sometimes a mastectomy.
“I haven’t been feeling myself for the past several months. I knew something was wrong,” Dickinson recalled on “The Doctors.” “My internist gave me the initial breast examination … She said, ‘Something here doesn’t feel right.’ She felt a lump.
“I have been very regular with mammograms. After comprehensive tests from four specialists, the doctor said, point blank, ‘You are positive for cancer.’”