Farrah Fawcett has confirmed that she has intestinal cancer. The US Spokesperson for Cancer said that she knew of the tumors existence before the Aaron Spelling tribute at the Emmy Awards last August 27. The tumor is a fast growing one and is said to be about the size of two strawberries on her lower intestine.
This former angel puts a good face on her illness. In a statement Fawcett says, “I am resolutely strong and I am determined to bite the bullet and fight the fight while going through the next six weeks of cutting edge, state-of the-art treatment. I should be able to return to my life as it was before”.
She has asked the media, photographers and paparazzi to please respect her privacy at this difficult time. She does appreciate the amazing outpouring of love and support that everyone has expressed since news of her illness was aired.
Farah Fawcett has proven that she is a professional as well. Back in July, the original angels came to an agreement with producers Henry Winkler and Michael Levitt to perform together for the 30th anniversary of Charlie’s Angels, the TV series that made them all famous. Winkler said that they were amazed that Farrah wanted to do the show knowing what she would be going through. For her to even consider doing so is not only courageous, it is the act of a true professional.
An interesting piece of trivia: both Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith have also battled cancer. Kate Jackson had two occurrences of breast cancer in the 1980’s while she was part of the TV series Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Jaclyn Smith was treated for breast cancer in 2002.
[tags] cancer,Farrah Fawcett,Charlie’s Angels, Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith[/tags]
Originally posted on October 8, 2006 @ 4:22 pm