Actress Maura Tierney opened up about her fight against breast cancer and her positive outlook on the rest of her life.
Here are some HIGHlights:
On her luck:
"I was so lucky. I had insurance, I found a great team of doctors at UCLA, and I could afford not to work while I was getting treated. From the beginning my doctor told me, 'You're going to be okay,' and I chose to believe him."
On when she first discovered the lump in her breast:
"I was so, so scared of going to the doctor. I felt something, and my boyfriend at the time made me go. He said, 'You've got to take care of this,' because I was afraid. That's the one thing I will say: Don't be afraid to go to the damn doctor. Just go!"
On what she learned:
"There is one thing I've learned for sure. It's a life-changing thing to be in a position of needing help and being so lucky as to get it. And to feel like that's okay. You can't just take care of everybody else all the time. That's almost as perspective-changing as the illness. For someone like me, that was kind of tough."
Maura is currently in remission and is returning to television on The Whole Truth!
What wonderful news and we're so glad she's okay!
[Image courtesy of Parade Magazine]