Twenty-six-year-old actress, Katie Stevens opened up about having a breast cancer scare similar to what her The Bold Type character, Jane Sloan, went through ahead of her wedding earlier this week and we are sending her all the love we possibly can.
Noting that although there are some things that are out of our control, she is absolutely alright, she has shared with her internet family about this saddening news. She also hesitated to divulge the details but was inspired by her fictional alter-ego.
An uncanny and striking similarity
In a lengthy Instagram post that displays her fit body along with a heartfelt and intimate caption, the actress shared that her interest in exercising and that she will give it up for nothing, regardless. She also felt that her responsibility to share her own personal story that shared a somewhat of a similarity to the part she played in The Bold Type. Stevens then revealed she gave herself a self-exam on Wednesday, September 18, and noticed something was off.
It comes from the line
Stevens’ character on the Freeform series carries the BRCA gene, which means she is more likely to develop breast or ovarian cancer. As such, Jane froze her eggs and made other health decisions due, in part, to the fact that her mother died from the same illness.
Nothing is going to stop her
The Haunt star announced her engagement to songwriter Paul DiGiovanni on February 2018 after four years together. Earlier this month, Stevens hinted via Instagram that their wedding is near, writing, “So close to forever with you.” We wish her all the best in her engagement and applaud her for her strength that she had shared with young women everywhere through dealing with such an unfortunate illness.