Cancer Type – Breast
Bio – Jaclyn Smith the invincible Charlie’s Angel’s actress faced news that changed her life in the summer of 2002. Read her story here…
Short Story – This Charlie Angel’s star was shocked to hear she needed to have a breast tissue biopsy in the summer of 2002, and really did not think anything of it. When the doctor delivered the news she had cancer in her left breast, it left her stunned.
After further testing, the cancer had not spread to the lymph nodes and she went from demanding her breast be removed to a lumpectomy and eight weeks of radiation.
Her Charlie Angels co-star Kate Jackson helped a great deal through her ordeal, as she too had survived her own bout with cancer. Jaclyn Smith’s spouse, Dr. Brad Allen an heart Surgeon has also provided incredible support,
Jaclyn stated in an interview, “It’s amazing. Once I educated myself and took the long walk into fear, I started to come around and gain strength,” she said. “I always tell my children, you have to face your fear. If not, it’s like running from a dog that will bite you in the back.”
The actress is cancer free and continues to live a healthy lifestyle. She has completely cut out her beloved french fries, eating healthy and regularly working out.
Jaclyn’s family and children stood by her through her treatments, and today she is still grateful for every moment she spends with her family, feeling as though having cancer was a kind of wake-up call. “When something like this happens to you, you begin to think, what does it all mean? I have always been grateful for family and for all that I’ve been given, but I realized it’s something deeper than that. It’s just a realization of how things can change in a moment. So having cancer does make you try to be better at everything you do and enjoy every moment. It changes you forever. But it can be a positive change.”
Jaclyn Smith Spouse – Brad Allen – Married 1997
Website – http://www.jaclynsmith.com/
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/Jaclyn-Smith-105585649023/
Image Credits – m j c [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
|Born||Jacquelyn Ellen Smith, October 26, 1945 (age 71), Houston, Texas, United States|
|Spouse(s)||Roger Davis (1968–1975; divorced), Dennis Cole (1978–1981; divorced), Anthony B. Richmond (1981–1989; divorced; 2 children), Brad Allen (1997–present)|