Floor Jansen Cancer Diagnosis

2022-10-26 by Trey STAFF | 34 Comments
Earlier today Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Floor did say that her prognosis is very good, and that she will be going in for surgery to get it removed soon.

Read the entire letter below:

A letter to you,

Life comes in waves, with ups and downs.

I have had the joy of riding many highs, and I have shared these with you through social media and the many many shows worldwide throughout the many years of my career.

But now a new wave hit me. Not a good one. I have breast cancer. It was diagnosed a little over 2 weeks ago and I will have surgery tomorrow to remove the tumor. My prognosis is very good!!! It seems to be a non-aggressive cancer, which seems to not have spread. I will keep my breast. And I will be cancer free after this surgery, plus a local radiation treatment that will take place three months after this surgery, hopefully. We will know more after the surgery to see if this positive prognosis stands.

The word cancer is a shocker. All that you found important in life before this diagnosis changes radically within minutes. Now I just want to be healthy again. I want to see my daughter grow into a woman; I want to live! And the scariest part of this diagnosis is that I thought I was healthy! I didn’t feel the cancer, I didn’t know it was there until I, as a 40+ woman, went to a standard mammogram checkup. Something many countries offer, for free even for the lucky ones.

Had I not gone there, the tumor would have gone undetected. In a year from now this could have grown much bigger. The thought of that makes me share this story with you. A mammogram is lifesaving! It’s uncomfortable and you might think that you won’t have something in your breasts anyway but GO! And for the men reading this: remind your wife, girlfriend, mother, sister to go and get checked. Even without the luxury I as a western woman experience with free mammogram checkups: GO! Luckily, there are many organizations that offer information about self-detection if you do not have access or funds for a mammogram.

If I might inspire you to take good care of yourself, then something good will come out of this cancer diagnosis.

If all goes as planned, I will be up and running in time for the European tour with Nightwish, that will start on the 20th of November! And I am optimistic since my prognosis is good! I promise to take good care of myself.

I will be off the grid for a while to focus on myself.

Thank you for reading this letter.


https://www.youtube.com/c/FloorJansenOfficial/community

28 Oct 22 UPDATE: It appears Floor's surgery went well, although it will still take a few weeks to know what the findings are regarding the tumor and lymph node that will be tested.

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Willie
Moderator
October 26th 2022
20143 Comments


Shit news. Hopefully everything goes as well as they're predicting.

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
October 26th 2022
18246 Comments


Shit news indeed, but luckily "it seems to be a non-aggressive cancer".

mkmusic1995
October 26th 2022
628 Comments


Love Floor! Hopefully everything goes well for her!

pizzamachine
October 26th 2022
21751 Comments


Crazy how shit creeps up on you.

Divaman
October 26th 2022
16119 Comments


I wish her the best.

EvoHavok
October 26th 2022
8043 Comments


Wow, that's frightening, even if it's a mild form. Let's hope that all procedures will go smoothly and that she'll be healthy.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 26th 2022
9859 Comments


Shit news [2], wish her a speedy recovery.

ChaoticVortex
October 26th 2022
1398 Comments


Crazy how shit creeps up on you. I wish her the best. (2)

Ebola
October 26th 2022
4441 Comments


Extremely unfortunate. Glad to hear her prognosis is good. Hoping that she gets well as soon as possible.

Asdfp277
October 26th 2022
24084 Comments


wishing her the best recovery possible

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
October 26th 2022
29207 Comments


Hoping for the best outcome after her surgery. 🙏

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
October 26th 2022
52316 Comments


never imagined i'd read a statement like this so upbeat or effusive, but power to her! wonderfully written message (however grim the news). hope she makes a speedy recovery

RustCohle
October 27th 2022
402 Comments


all the best!

Muzz79
October 27th 2022
2154 Comments


Wishing Floor all the best for a full and speedy recovery

Davil667
October 27th 2022
3961 Comments


Wish Floor all the best as well, it seems totally surreal she speaks of the upcoming tour which will start in three weeks already. Hope to see her on stage full of energy and with powerful voice as usual.

e210013
October 27th 2022
4205 Comments


Amazing effusive letter very well written. My compliments Floor. Your letter maybe can help to save some lives. I hope that everything goes well with you, sincerely. We really like you very much. Cheers.

SIMBOLIC
October 27th 2022
6491 Comments


This Floored me

Trifolium
October 27th 2022
33945 Comments


Love how she found a way to turn this into something constructive, what a wonderful and positive person. Speedy recovery Floor, heel veel beterschap.

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
October 28th 2022
29207 Comments


I just bought my tickets for the Osaka show in January, fully confident she got this!

Willie
Moderator
October 28th 2022
20143 Comments


She sounds pretty damn confident. Hope she is back on the road quickly. I can see her first show being kind of emotional in the beginning.

Willie
Moderator
October 28th 2022
20143 Comments


https://blabbermouth.net/news/nightwish-singers-breast-cancer-surgery-went-well

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
November 18th 2022
18246 Comments


Floor Jansen: "Great news! I am cancer free. The surgery took everything cancerous out and it hasn't spread! I'll get local radiation therapy in February to make sure everything stays out.

I'm getting my energy back after the surgery and feel a huge relief to know it was successful! I'm not back to a 100% but I have no doubt the shows will give me the power push I need to rock with all of you on the upcoming European tour.

Thank you for your amazing support and well wishes".

Willie
Moderator
November 18th 2022
20143 Comments


Glad to hear it.

ChaoticVortex
November 18th 2022
1398 Comments


Great news.

Trifolium
November 18th 2022
33945 Comments


Yes that's good news indeed. Glad to hear it!

Muzz79
November 18th 2022
2154 Comments


Great great news

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
November 19th 2022
29207 Comments


Saw the news this morning. So happy for her.

Can't wait to see them in January.

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
November 19th 2022
52316 Comments


Queen!!! Love to hear it

pizzamachine
November 19th 2022
21751 Comments


Hells yes

e210013
November 19th 2022
4205 Comments


Fantastic. I wish you the best.

Elynna
November 19th 2022
1222 Comments


Wonderful news! This made my day

Asdfp277
November 20th 2022
24084 Comments


fantastic news, happy for her !

Willie
Moderator
November 24th 2022
20143 Comments


Floor breaks into tears at the end of Sleeping Sun on her first show since the cancer stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZrSZeBpDKU

pizzamachine
November 24th 2022
21751 Comments


Great performance.



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