Former 'Baywatch' star Nicole Eggert diagnosed with rare breast cancer, regrets past augmentation surgery
According to PageSix, after diagnosing Eggert with a rare form of breast cancer, which only accounts for 0.3-0.6 percent of all cases, she received another disheartening diagnosis. Cancer cells were also discovered in her lymph nodes. This is a hard blow for Eggert as she is primarily responsible for the care of her young daughter.
She is a mother of two daughters. "I still have a 12-year-old daughter at home. I'm her sole caregiver. I don't have any family. I feel utterly alone," she expressed in an interview with "Daily Mail".
Eggert has openly expressed regret over not performing regular breast checks for many years. Changes in her body were only revealed during a recent medical examination. The actress, who turned 52 in January, also regrets undergoing a breast augmentation surgery.
Former "Baywatch" star reflects on her choice to enlarge her breasts
"If I hadn't had implants and had stayed with my smaller, natural breasts, I would have definitely detected the lump much earlier," the actress confessed. She referred to her decision to have a breast enlargement at 18 as "ill-advised."
Nicole Eggert rose to international fame starring in "Baywatch" during the early 90s. She had roles in almost 50 episodes between 1992 and 1994. However, this was not her initial foray into acting. She has been involved in television since her childhood. In the late 80s, Eggert joined the cast of the TV series "Charles in Charge," featuring in over 100 episodes. After her time on "Baywatch", she worked on numerous other productions, although none of her subsequent roles gained significant recognition.