The supermodel shared that she battled breast most cancers for 5 years in an interview earlier this week
In an interview with Vanity Fair printed Thursday, the beloved supermodel addressed her recent revelation that she battled breast cancer for 5 years after being identified in December 2018, and was identified with pectoral muscle most cancers final yr. Evangelista beforehand shared that her prognosis was “good.”
“I’ve had some well being struggles and every part now could be only a celebration,” she informed the outlet. “I feel going by means of hardships and coming by means of the opposite finish has made me focus solely on the nice issues. I’m so completely satisfied to be alive. I do know I’m very lucky.”
She stated that she “by no means felt like [her] breasts outlined [her] as a lady.”
“I’ve at all times considered scars on the physique from surgical procedures, from illness, as trophies. They are like gold and glossy and needs to be on a mantle. It reveals you gained,” she continued. “I feel scars are to be celebrated and to not be checked out as dangerous and ugly. It makes you stronger.”
Earlier this week, she informed the Wall Street Journal that in July final yr, a lump on her chest prompted her to see her surgical oncologist. Evangelista underwent an MRI and the physician instantly ordered a biopsy. When the outcomes got here in, she was informed that most cancers had been present in her pectoral muscle.
The mannequin veteran ordered her surgeon to “dig a gap” in her chest. “I don’t need it to look fairly,” she recalled saying. “I need you to excavate. … Do you perceive me? I’m not dying from this.”
She has since confronted radiation and chemo. Although she says her future is unsure, Evangelista informed WSJ, “I do know I’ve one foot within the grave, however I’m completely in celebration mode.”