Nightwish’s Floor Jansen has shared the news that she has breast cancer, and will be having surgery tomorrow (October 27) to remove the tumour.
In a positive open letter to her followers, the singer says that her “prognosis is very good” following the diagnosis a couple of weeks ago, and that, “It seems to be a non-aggressive cancer, which seems to not have spread. I will keep my breast.”
Following tomorrow’s surgery she will be “cancer-free”, “plus a local radiation treatment that will take place three months after this surgery, hopefully”. Floor adds that: “We will know more after the surgery to see if this positive prognosis stands.”
As well as encouraging people to get mammograms – “If I might inspire you to take good care of yourself, then something good will come out of this cancer diagnosis” – Floor shares that, “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.”
Read the full statement below: