Nixon Says Show Changes Were Needed
- Actress and cancer warrior Cynthia Nixon is addressing Meghan McCain’s criticism of her new show, And Just Like That…, saying the revival of the beloved Sex and the City story “died of wokeness.” Nixon counters that the show needed shaking up, and the changes were necessary.
- Cynthia Nixon is a survivor of breast cancer. The actress found a lump in her breast in 2006. She treated her stage 1 breast cancer with six weeks of radiation, and she also had a lumpectomy.
- Nixon began having mammograms at age 35 because her mother had breast cancer, and beat it. It’s important to screen for breast cancer, especially if there’s a family history of the disease.
Following Meghan McCain’s comments about the show being too “woke,” and writing that the show “‘died of wokeness,” cancer warrior Nixon had some thoughts in response. (McCain lost her father, John McCain, to brain cancer.) Bravo’s Andy Cohen shared the criticism with the cast of And Just Like That… on his SiriusXM podcast and Nixon, reports the Daily Mail, argued that the changes to the show were necessary. “We want to see [the characters] out of their comfort zones,” says Nixon. The actress added that she thought the beloved characters needed “shaking up.”Read More
Today, February 23, also happens to be Nixon’s longtime co-star Kristin Davis’ 57th birthday. On Twitter, Nixon wishes her dear friend a happy birthday, writing, “Happy birthday to one of my soulmates, @KristinDavis ! Love you and have the best day!”
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) February 23, 2022
Nixon’s Breast Cancer Journey
Cynthia Nixon is a survivor of breast cancer. The actress found a lump in her breast in 2006. Throughout the process, Nixon was relaxed and later shared that she didn’t think the lump – despite being cancer – was a big deal. Having a calm, positive attitude through cancer can help the process be smoother for some people.
Doctors informed Nixon that the tumor found in her breast was stage 1 breast cancer. In a previous interview, Nixon recalls how, “The doctor said the tumor was so small, he wouldn’t have even noticed it except for the fact that it wasn’t there on previous X-rays. I’ve learned that if you catch breast cancer early, the chances are overwhelmingly good that you’ll be cured. So my attitude, which very much mirrored my mother’s, was this wasn’t a big deal.”
Nixon began having mammograms at age 35 because her mother had breast cancer, and beat it. Cynthia treated her stage 1 breast cancer with six weeks of radiation, and she also had a lumpectomy.
How to Screen for Breast Cancer
Mammograms look for lumps in the breast tissue and signs of breast cancer. Women aged 45 to 54 should get mammograms annually. And women like Nixon, who have a family history of the disease, should start screening before 45. If someone in your family has breast cancer, or if you carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, start screening early.
In an earlier interview, Dr. Connie Lehman, the chief of the Breast Imaging Division at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains the necessity of screening for breast cancer to detect this disease. She says, “If you haven’t gone through menopause yet, I think it’s very important that you have a mammogram every year.”
“We know that cancers grow more rapidly in our younger patients, and having that annual mammogram can be lifesaving,” explains Dr. Lehman. “After menopause, it may be perfectly acceptable to reduce that frequency to every two years.”