Baywatch star Nicole Eggert has more cancer in her lymph nodes
Nicole Eggert has cancer in her lymph nodes after already being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Former 'Baywatch' star Nicole Eggert has more cancer in her lymph nodes.
The 52-year-old actress - who is best known for playing Summer Quinn on the iconic lifeguard action-adventure series - only recently revealed she was diagnosed with stage 2 cribriform carcinoma after finding a "throbbing" lump in her left breast.
And now she has revealed doctors discovered cancer in her lymph gland.
She told Inside Edition: “The self-exams, I’m telling you, I kick myself [for not doing them frequently].
“That’s the one thing I should have been doing.”
Nicole believes having breast implants stopped her from finding the lump sooner.
She added: “If I didn’t have them and I had my smaller, natural breasts, I am sure I would have felt it much sooner."
Of the devastating diagnosis, she added: “My heart dropped, I lost all hearing, everything sank.”
Nicole was informed that she was suffering from the disease in early December 2023 but had initially mistaken her symptoms to be signs of the menopause until she found the lump.
She told People: "It really was throbbing and hurting. I immediately went to my general practitioner and she told me I had to immediately go get it looked at. But the problem was I just couldn't get an appointment. Everything was booked. So I had to wait until the end of November to get it done. This journey's been rough for me. This hasn't been a breezy sale through life.
"I always read inspirational quotes and corny stuff, but it gets me through."
The former 'Charles in Charge' star - who has Dilyn, 25, with ex-Justin Herwick as well as 12-year-old Keegan from a different relationship - needs to have surgery but is determined to fight the disease for the sake of her children, especially her youngest.
She said: "I can definitely feel it. It's there. It needs to be taken out. So it's just a matter of do I have to do treatment before the surgery or can they perform the surgery and then I do the treatment after.“I have panics where I'm like, just get this out of me, You sit there and it's in you and you're like, every second that passes and it's inside of me. It's growing, and you're just like, you just want it out.
"Dilyn’s] an adult, but I have a 12-year-old at home where I'm the only caregiver. I have no family. I have nothing. It immediately made me realize, there's just no succumbing to this. This is something I have to get through. This is something that I have to beat. She needs me more than anything and anybody."