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Cynthia Nixon Talks Openly About Secret Battle with Breast Cancer

April 16, 2008 04:11:07 GMT

Cynthia Nixon talked openly about her secret battle with breast cancer back in 2006 during an interview on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, April 15.


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Tuesday, April 15 was the first time ever that Cynthia Nixon talked openly about her secret breast cancer ordeal. The actress shared her story during an interview on "Good Morning America", revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer way back in 2006.

Broke her silence on that matter, Nixon said that she was informed she had breast cancer by her gynaecologist while starring in the off-Broadway play "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie." Recalled on the time being, she told the ABC's show, "I go for my completely routine mammogram and then I get a call from my gynecologist and she says, 'Well I have some, it's not such great news'". Admitted that she did feel scared, it indeed was a fortunate for her that "it's found so early, and we can just get right on it", the gynaecologist told her.

On her decision to keep that matter private, Nixon explained, "I didn't want to make it public while I was going through it. I didn't want paparazzi at the hospital and things like that." After that having the small mass in her right breast being removed, Nixon still had to undergo radiation though before getting the all-clear.

Also spoke about how she handled the situation with her kids, which she shares with her girlfriend education activist Christine Marinoni, she said "We made a big point of talking to my kids about it". Nixon went on adding, "I basically told them they found some cancer in my right breast. It's very small and it's very early. I'm going to have an operation, they're going to take it out and then we're going to have six-and-a-half weeks of radiation, every weekday. This is what grandma went through and I'm going to be fine."

Having a breast cancer survivor mother, Nixon admitted "knowing my personal risk made me more aware and more empowered when I faced my own diagnosis." Now fully recovered, she is getting involved in the fight against breast cancer, becoming a spokeswoman for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation by next year.

On screen, Nixon will reprise her role as lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the movie version of the popular HBO comedy-drama "Sex and the City" with the same title, which is expected for a May 30 release date. Fellow co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, and Kristin Davis will all make a reprising role as well.

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