This is such sad news for the former Smash star, but Krysta Rodriguez is taking it in stride!
The 30-year-old Broadway and TV actress recently revealed that she's been diagnosed with 2B ductal carcinoma, otherwise known as breast cancer.
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In medical terms, it sounds so scary! However, the beauty is embracing the cancer and is not letting it bring her down.
Krysta opened up on her blog:
"On September 24, 2014 at age 30, I was diagnosed with stage 2B ductal carcinoma: in-situ and invasive. Fancy words for breast cancer. Now as far as cancer goes, I have the Cadillac of tumors. It's slow growing, highly treatable and not really interested in spreading. My doctor calls it an 'old lady cancer.' I always knew I was ahead of my time! Picture a lump sitting in a BarcaLounger eating Cheetos and enjoying the warm, cozy studio apartment I've been providing for it on Left Breast Lane. No one would want to leave that, am I right? Well, sorry buddy. I'm the landlord from hell and it's eviction time."
What positivity! She's someone's idol, for sure!
The actress went on to talk about chemo, which she tried to avoid at all costs:
"Which brings me to chemo. Let me be clear when I tell you I did NOT want to do chemo. I begged, coaxed and flirted with every doctor I have in an attempt to avoid this. There were vanity reasons, of course. I'm a Leo and we lions love our hair. But there are fertility reasons too. Chemo is basically an indiscriminate A-bomb that gets dropped in your body, nuking everything in its path, but I've got some eggs in there that I wasn't quite ready to cook. So I put a couple of those suckers on ice (see aforementioned Great Harvest) as a back up plan. Ok, check! Now back to being vain!
There are many unknowns in chemo treatment. The side effects are gnarly but it wasn't guaranteed that I would experience all of them. Except one. Hair loss. I'm an actress. I make my living with my appearance to some degree. So being confronted with the idea of my whole body changing has been a tough one. Oh, and for the record, telling me how beautiful Natalie Portman looked with a shaved head or sending me pics of a waify Anne Hathaway is not helping. They do not have cancer. They do not have the nausea, bone pain or paralysis. They are not struggling to feel like themselves at every moment of the day. They just look really good with a buzz cut."
Note to all of Krysta's friends — do NOT send her pictures of actresses without hair if they're not dealing with cancer!
We're totally positive she'll beat this thing!
Clearly Miz Rodriguez is not going down without a fight against this disease!
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]
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