Jessica St. Clair reveals her battle with breast cancer

| Updated: May 10, 2017 22:34 IST

Los Angeles [USA], May 10 (ANI): Jessica St. Clair is now officially a 'breast cancer' survivor. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 'Playing House' star posted an essay and revealed that she was diagnosed with stage 2b estrogen positive breast cancer in September 2015 after finding a marble-sized lump in her breast. She wrote, "On September 15, 2015, I was diagnosed with stage 2b estrogen positive breast cancer. I was 38 years old, with no family history (that I knew of at the time). I was feeding my daughter Cheerios the morning I found it. I used to joke that since breastfeeding my boobs looked like an old athletic sock with some loose change at the bottom, so when I felt a lump the size of a marble I knew something was terribly wrong. My OB/GYN didn't want me to wait to be seen by somebody at one of the larger hospitals, so she referred me to Dr. Leslie Memsic at the Bedford Breast Center. I knew the moment I walked through those doors that I was in the right place." The 40-year-old actress added, "Shortly after I finished chemo, but during my 12 weeks of radiation, Lennon and I returned to work on the third season of the show we write, produce and star in, Playing House. Again, we would have much rather sat on our couches and watched every season of The Great British Baking Show but we knew that we had to tell the story of what we'd just been through. So we went for it. In the new season, my character, Emma, gets diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoes the exact treatment I did. We were worried about bringing such serious subject matter to a comedy show, but we've always written what we've lived. And our real story is that with the help of her best friend, and the people who love her, my character is able to get through the treatment and actually emerge somehow happier and more fulfilled than she was before she was diagnosed. We hope that by sharing my experience-our experience, Lennon and I-that somebody who is going through this process or helping their loved one through it might feel less alone, and might even have some better information for their cancer care. Because that's really all that matters at the end of the day, right? That we try and be that bridge for each other." "I used to joke that since breastfeeding my boobs looked like an old athletic sock with some loose change at the bottom, so when I felt a lump the size of a marble I knew something was terribly wrong," St. Clair wrote in the heartfelt post. She concluded the post by saying that "there are some trifles about to be assembled and that sponge isn't gonna make itself." The actress also took to Twitter and shared the news of her battle with breast cancer. "Guys, surprise, I had the big C and then I kicked it's ass, So proud to share my story on @SU2C #loveu #f-kyeslife," she tweeted. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Guys, surprise, I had the big C and then I kicked it&#39;s ass. So proud to share my story on <a href="https://twitter.com/SU2C">@SU2C</a> <a href="https://t.co/kbboRKwkgS">https://t.co/kbboRKwkgS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/loveu?src=hash">#loveu</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/fuckyeslife?src=hash">#fuckyeslife</a></p>&mdash; Jessica St. Clair (@Jessica_StClair) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jessica_StClair/status/862080050312527872">May 9, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 'Playing House' returns June 23 nearly two years after the premiere of Season Two. The eight-episode second season finished airing in September 2015 -- the same month St. Clair was diagnosed. (ANI)

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