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Nicole Eggert Feels the Best She’s ‘Ever Felt’ Amid Cancer Battle

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Former Baywatch star Nicole Eggert is facing her battle with breast cancer with unwavering positivity and resilience, as she opened up about her journey on the Tamron Hall show this week. 

Despite the challenges posed by her diagnosis, Eggert expressed feeling better than ever before, emphasizing the importance of controlling what she can and maintaining a healthy mindset.

“Well, it is the irony because people say, ‘How are you feeling?’ and I say, ‘I feel the best I’ve ever felt.’ But for me, it was about controlling the controllables right, and what can I do? I’m gonna give chemo its day and its respect and what can I do to help my body along and for me, that was mind, body, spirit,” Eggert shared during her appearance on the show.

The 52-year-old actress revealed her approach to fighting cancer, which includes faith, research into cancer-fighting foods, and maintaining a positive mental state. Eggert’s candidness about her journey has resonated deeply with her fans and followers, who have shown her love and support.

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Last week, Eggert took to Instagram to share a major moment in her battle against cancer – shaving off her hair. In a video set to the empowering soundtrack of the Beastie Boys’ “Fight For Your Right,” Eggert bravely embraced the process, aided by her 12-year-old daughter, Keegan. The post was met with an outpouring of admiration and encouragement from her peers, including actress Alyssa Milano.

Eggert has been open about her stage 2 breast cancer battle since getting diagnosed in December 2023. In February, she shared that she suffers from a “very rare” condition called invasive cribriform carcinoma. According to the National Library of Medicine, it occurs in approximately 0.3 percent to 6 percent of breast cancer cases. 

She noted that her breast implants, which she got at 19, made it hard for her to discover her condition sooner. 

“When I was on Baywatch, it was very in to be very thin with big boobs. I was the opposite, so I was wearing this red bathing suit that was flattening me, the one piece, and it just, it was like, ‘Oh, man,'” Eggert told Inside Edition. “There’s nothing you can do. You can’t stuff it.”

Eggert starred as Summer Quinn on Baywatch from 1992 to 1994. 

She also opened up about getting a chemotherapy port implanted in late February in order to more easily deliver the chemo drugs into her bloodstream. 

Eggert — who is a single mother to daughters Dilyn, 25, and Keegan, 12 — has a friend who set up a GoFundMe with a $100,000 goal to help her cover the cost of treatments and medical bills. 

“It’s been a long time since Charles in Charge and Baywatch. As a single mom, she’s had to struggle financially to raise her two daughters. She still has a little one at home and she is terrified of not being able to afford the treatments and surgery necessary while also keeping a roof over their heads. She’s lost both her parents and doesn’t have any family to lean on or help her with this situation,” Eggert’s friend, Mindy Molinary, wrote on the crowdfunding page. 

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