Jackie Collins may have passed away last month, but we're just now getting to read the final words she had for her fans.
The best-selling novelist died at the age of 77, after losing a 7-year battle with breast cancer. But now — on her website — her team has released the last letter she wrote to her supporters.
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In her message, The Santangelos author stressed the importance of getting tested regularly, in order to catch cancer early on:
"As you may have recently heard, I revealed that I have been LIVING life to the fullest with Stage 4 Breast Cancer for the past six and a half years. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, my message is this: Early detection can save lives! Get regular mammograms, and/or tell your loved ones too. Low cost or free mammograms are offered through many national programs and community organizations, so do your research. Even if you've been screened, and you have a gut feeling that something in your body is off, get a second opinion!"
She expressed that, if you do get diagnosed with the disease, it's important to remain optimistic, writing:
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