- Stylist Kat Cruz revealed on Instagram that she is battling with breast cancer
- She made news months ago after netizens learned that she was no longer a part of Heart Evangelista’s glam team
- The stylist emphasized in her post the importance of regular health check-ups and early detection
- According to Kat, who is undergoing chemotherapy, she has a family history of cancer
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In a courageous Instagram post, celebrity stylist Kat Cruz recently opened up about her personal battle with breast cancer, shedding light on the importance of early detection and health awareness. Kat, who made the news months ago when she and Mark Bumgarner parted ways with Heart Evangelista's glam team, shared her diagnosis with her followers as she embarked on a challenging journey.
At 41 years old, Kat Cruz revealed that she has been diagnosed with triple-positive breast cancer. In her heartfelt post, she emphasized the significance of her story reaching a wider audience, especially the younger generation. Today marked the beginning of her fight against the disease as she commenced chemotherapy and targeted therapy.
Despite having a family history of cancer, Kat, like many others, had postponed regular check-ups due to her busy life. She had maintained a healthy lifestyle, including clean eating, regular exercise, and prioritizing sleep, leading her to believe that she was invincible and too young for such a diagnosis.
Over the past few months, Kat's journey has been far from easy, but she faces the future with determination. She acknowledged the challenges that lie ahead, from the grueling treatments to potential major surgery. Through it all, she has come to realize a harsh truth — cancer does not discriminate based on age, health habits, or status.
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Kat Cruz's message to her followers was clear: early detection is the true game-changer in the fight against cancer. She urged everyone to take a moment for self-examination, emphasizing that a monthly self-check takes less time than scrolling through social media. In the midst of life's chaos, she stressed the importance of looking after one's health and taking proactive steps toward well-being.
“For those who know me, you’ll know I usually keep my personal life off social media. But today, I step out of my comfort zone because this journey is bigger than just me and I hope sharing my story will help open the conversation among the young. At 41, I'm facing a diagnosis of triple positive breast cancer, and here I stand on the first day of chemo and targeted therapy.
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“Sure, I had a family history, but like many, I kept pushing off check-ups due to a busy life. I felt invincible, keeping up with healthy habits - eating clean, working out, and prioritizing sleep. Besides, I thought I was too young for this.
“The last couple of months have been anything but easy. I'm not naive about the rough road ahead - the treatments, the side effects, and the possibility of a major surgery. But through all this, one thing has hit home hard: cancer doesn't give a damn about who you are, how old you are, or how healthy your lifestyle is. The key? Early detection is the true game-changer.
“So, here's the deal - taking a minute to check yourself out doesn't take as long as a social media binge. That monthly self-check is way quicker than hitting pause on life when things get serious. Trust me, in the midst of all this craziness, looking after yourself means checking in on your health too,” Kat shared.
Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco-Escudero, more popularly known by her stage name, Heart Evangelista, is a Pinay actress, singer, TV host, endorser, visual media artist, philanthropist, socialite, and also the first lady of Sorsogon province. She was born on February 14, 1985, to a Chinese-Filipino father, restaurant mogul Reynaldo Evangelista Ongpauco, and Bicolana Maria Cecilia del Gallego Payawal.
In other news, the style icon took to TikTok and shared a video where she was catching an apple with a fork. The actress would toss the apple and she would catch it using a fork. In the caption, the actress tagged Chiz Escudero and said, "when you live with an assassin." Her video has garnered so many views already and received lots of comments.
Meanwhile, in one of her latest episodes of "Adulting With Chiz", Heart opened up about her family. When asked what she would pray at night, one of the things she mentioned was asking for forgiveness. She also mentioned that she is okay for as long as her family is there. Heart considers her family as the most important thing.
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