5 Celebrities Who Used Humor to Deal with Breast Cancer

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3. Edie Falco

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In 2003, the award-winning actress Edie Falco was 40-years-old and filming the HBO show The Sopranoswhen she was diagnosed with breast cancer. A year before, she had felt a lump in one breast, but the doctors told her it was nothing, but when it happened again, she underwent a biopsy and the diagnosis was confirmed. Edie said at the time that she felt fear and shock, but also confusion and an extreme anger. After being diagnosed, she decided to only tell her closest family and friends.

Undergoing treatment with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, she wore a wig and continued to work. “It was perfect for me,” said Falco. “The more I was able to just show up for my job, the more healthy I stayed. It was important for me to go through it privately. “I am grateful for the opportunity to learn that about myself. It takes a brave person to fight for their own life.” At some point, her struggle became public and the actress started to inspire others.

Inês holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and worked as a research fellow at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.
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Inês holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and worked as a research fellow at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.
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