Janice Dickinson has revealed that she is batting breast cancer.
The 61-year old former supermodel went into detail regarding the diagnosis, which took place during a routine exam on March 12, in an interview with The Daily Mail.
“The doctor noticed it immediately," Dickinson said, explaining that she made an appointment due to a minor stomach issue and ended up receiving a mammogram and subsequent biopsy.
Added the Bill Cosby accuser:
"I'm always optimistic... initially when the doctor found the lump it hurt, it became quite painful when you touch it, that's the point when I knew this is serious, when the doctor touched this little lump in my right breast, about the size of a pea, and I went bingo, I have cancer."
The ex-America's Next Top Model judge says her initial concern was not for herself, but for her family.
"I became fearful for my two children [Savannah, 22, and Nathan, 28] my loving fiancé Rocky [Gerner]... we have a grandson, aged four, his name is Aby. I just thought they are gonna flip out."
Dickinson says the exact diagnosis is stage ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
"It's still quite shocking. Today I got very scared... I just get very scared and it hit me," Dickinson said, adding that her journey will be chronicled on The Doctors.
"But I am not gonna let that define me, the fear. I'm going to get through this.
"I don't know what the doctors really told me because it goes in one ear out the other, that's how I roll. I know that my fiancé is a doctor of the highest caliber, I have four specialists, I've been prodded and poked on the inside and out and I can tell you I'm very. very lucky."
We send Dickinson our thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.