Taylor Swift made a sad revelation this week in a post shared on social media. The star actually revealed that her mother Andrea was diagnosed with cancer. However, she explained that the details of her condition will be kept private.
“I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer. I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know,” Taylor’s message said.
Still, Taylor alleged that her mom encouraged her to share the message with people from all over the world, to raise awareness on early screening that can trace the disease.
“She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they’ve got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle … Or peace of mind in knowing that they’re healthy and there’s nothing to worry about. She wanted you to know why she may not be at as many shows this tour. She’s got an important battle to fight.” So, Taylor urged fans to remind their parents to have regular check-ups and detect the disease as soon as developed.
Taylor also explained how the disease was traced. The star said that for quite some time she and her brother asked their mom to have a check up and make sure that everything is fine. No one expected that something would be wrong, as Andrea had absolutely no symptoms that would indicate the development of a disease. However, she agreed to do the tests at the pressure coming from her children. Taylor claimed that when the results came in, they realized that things weren’t at all what they expected.
“Thank you for caring about my family so much that she would want me to share this information with you. I hope and pray that you never get news like this,” her message went on to add. And without a doubt fans responded to Taylor’s message, showing their great support on social media.
Hopefully, Taylor’s decision to share this personal experience will turn out being a wakeup call for people from all over the world, as the singer and her mom hoped. Early screening means early treatment for cancer related diseases and better chances of surviving the terrible condition.