'Baywatch' Star Nicole Eggert Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Eggert's friend is raising money via a GoFundMe.

Baywatch star Nicole Eggert has revealed her breast cancer diagnosis.

On Tuesday, the 51-year-old actress shared the news with People, revealing that she got the diagnosis in December.

According to the actress, she has stage 2 cribriform carcinoma breast cancer, which she discovered after experiencing pain and gaining 25 pounds in three months. Eggert then went to the doctor, where a mammogram and three biopsies revealed the cancer. 

The Charles in Charge star will need surgery to remove the cancer and is waiting to determine when chemotherapy and radiation treatments will begin. Eggert is also not sure if the cancer has spread to other parts of her body. 

"This journey's been rough for me. This hasn't been a breezy sale through life" she tells the outlet. "I always read inspirational quotes and corny stuff, but it gets me through."

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Eggert, who is a single mother to daughters Dilyn, 25, and Keegan, 12, has a friend who set up a GoFundMe with a $100,000 goal, to help her cover the cost of treatments and medical bills. 

"It's been a long time since Charles in Charge and Baywatch. As a single mom, she's had to struggle financially to raise her two daughters. She still has a little one at home and she is terrified of not being able to afford the treatments and surgery necessary while also keeping a roof over their heads. She’s lost both her parents and doesn’t have any family to lean on or help her with this situation," Eggert's friend, Mindy Molinary, wrote on the crowdfunding page. 

Molinary added that Eggert's current insurance "won't even scratch the surface of what she needs." 

"She is tenacious and has always found a way to get by, but this is different. She will be unable to work while undergoing surgery and treatments. She has a long, scary road ahead and has a terrible time asking for help," the message continued. "I implore you to help my friend afford her medical bills as well as feel secure that she won't be left without a home for her family during this extremely trying time."

She continued, "Once she is on the road to recovery, she intends to start a non-profit for single parents like herself, without families, who are going through this ordeal."

Eggert shared a link and a screengrab of the GoFundMe page on Instagram alongside a hopeful note.

"Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. - Thich Nhat Hnah. Link in bio- Please read and Please share 🤍🙏🤍," she wrote.