Janice Dickinson reveals she is battling breast cancer

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Janice Dickinson has revealed that she is fighting breast cancer. The 61-year-old was diagnosed in early March after her doctor noticed a lump on her breast during a routine check-up.

The former former supermodel told The Daily Mail that she knew what the problem was straight away. She said: "The doctor noticed it immediately. She said, 'This doesn't feel right.' And she said, 'We have to be real comprehensive with this and have it checked out.'"

I'm always optimistic, initially when the doctor found the lump it hurt, it became quite painful when you touch it, that's the point when I knew this is serious, when the doctor touched this little lump in my right breast, about the size of a pea, and I went, 'bingo, I have cancer.'"

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The 80s supermodel found out she had breast cancer in early March

The former supermodel has bravely refused to let her illness hold her back, claiming that she is still determined to marry her fiancé Rocky Gerner this summer. However, she has admitted that her life has changed since the diagnosis, claiming she feels like she has been living in a "nightmarish dream."

She said: "It's still quite shocking. Today I got very scared… I just get very scared but I am not gonna let that define me, the fear. I'm going to get through this, I'll be just fine kiddo."

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Janice is still determined to marry her fiance Rocky this summer

Janice's fiancé Rocky, who is a doctor, spoke to The Daily Mail about how he is optimistic for the future. He said: "It's a very calm carcinoma, ductal carcinoma, it's quite responsive to treatment, one of the most common types, and they've caught it early. It's a lot less worse news than the alternative."

Janice even made a small joke about her situation, saying: "Don't feel sorry for me, this is not a pity party.

"I'm Janice Dickinson and I'm gonna stick around for a long, long time. You ain't getting rid of me yet."