FORMER “Baywatch” babe NICOLE EGGERT has had a rough few years, but there’s at least one bright spot in her life right now – her mom Georgina’s cancer is in remission!

What’s more, Georgina tells The EN­QUIRER that she has her beautiful daughter to thank for saving her life.

“Nicole took cafe of everything…and me,” the 77-year-old said in an exclusive interview. “She made all my (doctor) appointments, took all my messages – she was my angel.”

Georgina’s cancer– which started in her colon and spread to her liver – was just the latest setback for 42-year-old Nicole, who was devastated when her father, Rolf, succumbed to skin cancer in 2008.

Around the same time, the actress went through a bitter breakup with then-boyfriend DJ Leor Dimant, and began pack­ing on the pounds.

She slimmed down for the celebrity diving show “Splash” last year, but start­ed bulking up again after hurting her back on a bad landing during filming. Then, in September, the divorced mom of two young daughters filed for Chapter 13 bank­ruptcy, claiming she had just $400 in her checking account.

“It’s been one thing after the other for poor Nicole,” said a close source. “She just can’t catch a break.”

Despite her hard­ships, the source says Nicole never lost focus of what’s important – her mom. Although doctors have not of­ficially declared Georgina “cancer-free” yet, she says they suc­cessfully removed a large mass in Decem­ber.

“I was lucky enough to have great doctors,” she added, “and a great daughter!”