20 April 2008

Cynthia Nixon Talks About Breast Cancer Battle

Two years after first being diagnosed, Cynthia Nixon says she successfully battled breast cancer.
Nixon, who's best known for her role of Miranda Hobbes on “Sex and the City”, said she was diagnosed when she was in the off-Broadway show “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.”

Her reason for not going public was understandibly because of not wanting to deal with papparazi swarming the hospital. Nixon, who lives in New York City, had a lumpectomy two years ago and then underwent six and a half weeks of radiation.

Her mother Ann also battled the disease twice, said Nixon, who has two children. "As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, knowing my personal risk made me more aware and more empowered when I faced my own diagnosis," the 42-year-old actress said in a statement she issued. The diagnosis of cancer in Nixon’s right breast mirrored the plot of the “Sex and the City" television show, in which Kim Cattrall’s character Samantha Jones successfully battled the disease.

Nixon will be a spokeswoman for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation next year. "I want to help Susan G. Komen for the Cure educate the 1.1 million women around the globe who face a diagnosis each year," she said. Nixon will serve as an ambassador for the organization and will share her cancer experiences in a series of Web videos.

Click here to read the full story from the Daily News.
Source: The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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