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Katie Stevens Recalls Past Cancer Scare, Encourages Others to Be 'Aware of Your Body & Your Health'

Katie Stevens Recalls Past Cancer Scare, Encourages Others to Be 'Aware of Your Body & Your Health'

Katie Stevens is encouraging women to focus on their health.

In a new interview with Good Morning America, the 29-year-old The Bold Type actress recalled finding a lump in her breast back in 2019.

“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.”

On The Bold Type, Katie‘s character had the BRCA gene mutation, which makes you more likely to develop breast cancer. Since that storyline, Katie has been “really conscious of checking myself every morning.”

“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 continued. “Checking yourself and being aware of your body and your health, it’s life-saving.”

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