The last 12 months have been a “trainwreck” of a year for PR maven Roxy Jacenko.
“You’ve got to do it with a smile on your face. I had to,” she told Kyle and Jackie O on radio on Tuesday morning.
Jacenko underwent a partial removal, six weeks of radiation and will have to take Tamoxifen, a cancer blocker tablet for next 10 years. The drug, Jacenko says, has given her hot sweats and threatens to push her into early menopause.
Still, with a husband returning from prison, and a relatively clean bill of health, things were finally looking up from Jacenko.
Then she found another lump.
“The latest lump was found by ultrasound. You’ve got to remember it was just by chance I found the lump the first time that was cancerous, I was rigorously removing my spray tan preparing my skin for another spray tan. This time I wouldn’t have even noticed it,” she said.
“It was just in the section near the bone in the middle, I just didn’t feel it but an ultra sound picked it up.”
Luckily, the lump was found to be not cancerous. Still, it compelled the busy entrepreneur to be more vigilant going forward.