Floor Jansen Cancer Diagnosis2022-10-26 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.
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.
Shit news. Hopefully everything goes as well as they're predicting.
Shit news indeed, but luckily "it seems to be a non-aggressive cancer".
Love Floor! Hopefully everything goes well for her!
Crazy how shit creeps up on you.
I wish her the best.
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.
Shit news , wish her a speedy recovery.
Crazy how shit creeps up on you. I wish her the best. (2)
Extremely unfortunate. Glad to hear her prognosis is good. Hoping that she gets well as soon as possible.
wishing her the best recovery possible
Hoping for the best outcome after her surgery. 🙏
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
all the best!
Wishing Floor all the best for a full and speedy recovery
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.
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.
This Floored me
Love how she found a way to turn this into something constructive, what a wonderful and positive person. Speedy recovery Floor, heel veel beterschap.
I just bought my tickets for the Osaka show in January, fully confident she got this!
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.
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".
Glad to hear it.
Yes that's good news indeed. Glad to hear it!
Great great news
Saw the news this morning. So happy for her.
Can't wait to see them in January.
Queen!!! Love to hear it
Fantastic. I wish you the best.
Wonderful news! This made my day
fantastic news, happy for her !
Floor breaks into tears at the end of Sleeping Sun on her first show since the cancer stuff: