If you have been watching The Bold Type, you know that Jane had the BRCA gene mutation and decided to undergo a double mastectomy and reconstruction. Jane’s Mom passed from breast cancer, and she was taking no chances with her health.
“A year and a half ago I did find a lump that I would not have found had I not been checking myself. With the support of my friends and my family I immediately went and got it checked out,” Katie shared. “I’m thankfully fine. It’s benign and it’s good.”
.@thekatiestevens says that her @TheBoldTypeTV character’s experience with the BRCA gene mutation led her to get a lump checked out on her breast that ended up being benign, thankfully. https://t.co/i9rZzYvW4s pic.twitter.com/0wwgsjaTig— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 24, 2021
“I think that it just taught me that even though information like that can be scary, it’s better to get the information because knowledge is power,” Katie said. “Checking yourself and being aware of your body and your health, it’s life-saving.”
Monthly self exams are important, be sure to check your breasts for anything out of the ordinary. Knowledge is definitely power.