Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda on Sex and the City revealed she had breast cancer two years ago.
The 42 year-old actress told Good Morning America that she was diagnosed during a routine trip to the doctor.
The mass was promptly removed and after undergoing radiation therapy, Nixon is now fully recovered.
“I didn’t want to make it public while I was going through it,” Nixon confided. “I felt scared.”
And for good reason – Nixon’s mother survived two bouts with breast cancer.
“Knowing my personal risk made me more aware and more empowered when I faced my own diagnosis,” Nixon said.