One in eight women in the United States has been diagnosed with breast cancer, including Fox News fighters Jerry Willis and Jackie DeAngeles, who shared their stories with “Fox and Friends Weekend” as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
FOX reporter and reporter Jerry Willis was first diagnosed with stage 3 lobular breast cancer in 2016. She described the strain as a “strange type” that’s hard to spot on a mammogram — but after showing physical signs, Willis was diagnosed with cancer. It was tested and came back positive.
She warned, “My right nipples have regressed and this is what happens when I get breast cancer and start showing signs.” “You can see that, you can see the discharges.”
More than 250,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone, so Willis stressed the importance of mammograms for women. During the coronavirus pandemic, Willis says there has been a roughly 87% drop in screenings and there is a chance that 80 million cancer cases will be missed.
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“If you’re there today—you’re worried, and you’re anxious and afraid to get that mommy—then do it anyway,” she said. “If not for you, then for your family.”
FOX Business partner Jackie DeAngeles was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in June 2021 after a routine mammogram. DeAngelis underwent a double mastectomy and is back at work just 13 days later, and is expected to have a second surgery on Monday.
DeAngelis’ doctors said the lumps were nearly invisible and described them as cornflakes crushed into a bag like “grains of sand.” The FBN host revealed that she has no history of breast cancer in her family and does not have the BRCA gene.
“Part of my message, as I’m sitting here with these beautiful women, is to say that if it happens to us, it might happen to you,” she said. “Cancer does not discriminate.”
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DeAngelis recommended visiting websites like bcpp.org to learn more about ways to help prevent disease, such as exercising more regularly, changing your diet, and reducing alcohol consumption.
Co-host and former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany had not been diagnosed with breast cancer, but she had an 84% risk of developing the disease, as eight women in her family had already been diagnosed, some of whom had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancer.. He died in his late twenties.
McEnany’s mother was the first to find out she was a carrier of the BRCA-2 gene and took preventative – and then drastic – measures by undergoing a double mastectomy. McEnany followed her mother’s example.
“I looked at her and saw a strong champion controlling her health,” she said.
After a positive test and 10 years of observing the problem, including multiple concerns, McEnany decided to have a double mastectomy, too.
“I’m so happy with the way I look,” she said. “I had a mastectomy with the nipple preserved. I look beautiful, I feel strong and this is the best decision I have ever made.”
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“I’m done with my fear,” she added. “Now I live a life free of fear and full of hope.”
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