Jessica St. Clair Opens Up approximately Her Secret Breast Cancer Battle and How She "Kicked Its Ass" – eonline
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Jessica St. Clair is ready to call herself a breast cancer survivor.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Playing House star took to Twitter with a very personal message to her fans. As it turns out, the Hollywood actress recently battled breast cancer in private.
“Guys, surprise, I had the expansive C and then I kicked it’s ass,” she shared online. “So proud to share my anecdote on @SU2C #loveu #f–kyeslife.”
In her message, fans were able to read a personal essay from Jessica where she detailed the day she was diagnosed to the moment she learned she was going to be a-okay.
“On September 15, 2015, I was diagnosed with stage 2b estrogen positive breast cancer. I was 38 years passe, with no family history (that I knew of at the time),” she wrote. [Dr. Leslie Memsic], along with my genius plastic surgeon, Dr. Lisa Cassileth, perform a much way of doing a mastectomy called a ‘one-step reconstruction,’ in which, in one surgery, the breast tissue is removed and the current implants are establish in. For women who don’t fill medical restrictions, it allows them to recede to sleep with breasts and wake up with their current breasts intact.”
Jessica continued, “It does absent with the need for the multiple surgeries, painful tissue expanders or visible scarring that’s involved in a traditional mastectomy. Ten days after my one-step reconstruction, I was on the beach with my daughter. No joke.”
As evident in her essay, Jessica still has a sense of humor approximately the scary ordeal. In fact, the actress was quick to crack a few jokes approximately her “current boobs.”
“I am so proud of my current boobs that I bewitch them out whenever I can. I cannot reveal you how many women I fill pulled into closets in order to display them the results, just so that they can glean the word out approximately this approach to surgery,” she explained. “every I’m saying is: whether we bump into each other and there’s a closet nearby, be prepared to see my current boobs.”
After recovering from surgery, Jessica underwent 16 rounds of chemo. Through it every, she tested out “chemo hacks” that made it possible for the actress to “fake it enough that my daughter never knew I was sick, so she was never afraid.”
Amid 12 weeks of radiation, Jessica returned to work on the third season of Playing House. And as it turns out, her character Emma will glean diagnosed with breast cancer on the small screen.
“We hope that by sharing my experience—our experience, Lennon and I—that somebody who is going through this process or helping their loved one through it might feel less alone, and might even fill some better information for their cancer care,” Jessica explained. “Because that’s really every that things at the discontinuance of the day, right? That we try and be that bridge for each other.”
Playing House begins a current season June 23 at 11 p.m. only on USA.
(E! and USA Network are share of the NBCUniversal family)