Facts of Life's Mindy Cohn Opens Up About Her 5-Year Fight Against Breast Cancer

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Facts of Life's Mindy Cohn Opens Up About Her 5-Year Fight Against Breast Cancer

Mindy Cohn

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When most people think of Mindy Cohn, they think of her funny, bubbly character Natalie Green. But in a new interview with People, The Facts of Life actress took on a more serious tone and addressed her five-year fight against breast cancer. 

According to People, Cohn, 51, first discovered she had breast cancer in 2012 and proceeded to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. In the article, Cohn revealed how her battle with cancer affected her physically and emotionally.

“I’ve always been an optimist,” she told the magazine. “But the cancer metastasized. It kept spreading and coming back. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, and then it would. And then I’d wait for another shoe to drop, and it would. I was frustrated and enraged. I couldn’t control any of this. I couldn’t fix it.”

Cohn didn’t fight this battle alone. The actress told People she leaned on her friends Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge from The Fabulous Beekman Boys and visited their peaceful farm near Sharon Springs, New York during her recovery.

Thankfully, Cohn is now cancer free. She told People she is planning a trip to climb Machu Picchu and hopes to continue with her acting. After all, she already has quite a few credits. In addition to starring in The Facts of Life, Cohn played the voice of Velma in What’s New, Scooby-Doo?Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and A Scooby-Doo! Christmas. She also made several TV appearances and was in the movie Sex and Death 101 with Simon Baker and Winona Ryder.

“I’m feeling great,” she told the magazine. “And I’m so ready to get back to working. I think I’m a good actress, and I have a lot to offer. I’m excited to see what I get to do next!”

Unfortunately, Cohn wasn’t the only Facts of Life star to receive a cancer diagnosis. In April, Charlotte Rae, who played Edna Garrett on the show, revealed to People that she was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 91.

Check out People to read the full article.

Published at Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:01:49 +0000

Jessie James Decker Gets a “Sign” She's Ready to Try to Get Pregnant With Baby No. 3: “No More Pull Out Method!”

Jessie James Decker is finally ready to get pregnant with baby No. 3!

In a preview from tomorrow’s Eric & Jessie, the country crooner and hubby Eric Decker are painting their house while talking about whether or not to expand their family.

“Are we going to have another baby or are we just going to stick with two?” Eric asks.

I was wondering if I had maybe gotten pregnant because we got pregnant so easily last time when we decided to not be safe,” Jessie admits. “And I will admit I was a little disappointed when I wasn’t. So I feel like that’s a sign that maybe I do want another baby.”

“We can keep trying,” Eric says.

“No more pull out method,” Jessie cracks. “That’s not fun anyway, is it?”

LOL!

Watch a brand new episode of Eric & Jessie Wednesday at 10 p.m., only on E!

Published at Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000