Jeanne Beker is speaking candidly about her breast cancer battle. The beloved fashion journalist, who recently revealed her diagnosis on Instagram, sat down with ET Canada’s Sangita Patel for a brave and honest conversation amid treatment for the illness. READ MORE: Jully Black And Jeanne Beker Get Into Heated Debate On ‘Canada Reads’ Looking back on when she was first given the news about her health, the 70-year-old recalled, “Last March, I just turned 70 and I thought, I’m invincible, I’m powerful and healthy.
Then, a month or two later, I get this crazy news. It was really just knocked the wind out of my sails.” While the initial diagnosis was a blow for Beker, the Canadian star has maintained an overwhelmingly positive outlook on the situation. “We’re living in this day and age when breast cancer is not only treatable, but curable,” she noted. “So many people have gotten through it victoriously and I have every conviction that I, too, will get through it.
I got this!” Jeanne also revealed how being diagnosed with cancer has changed her entire perspective. “Everyone said that this is a journey that changes you forever,” she continued. “Then I got that call from my doctor to tell me that I had cancer.
I started realizing how much I loved life. READ MORE: Jeanne Beker Says Canada’s Walk Of Fame Honour Hits ‘A Special Kind Of Note’ “The thought that I might not live to see another summer?Read more on etcanada.com