Bif Naked Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
“It is a very surreal situation for Ian and I at this time,” Naked told George Stroumboulopoulos on his Canadian radio show. “Two weeks ago, I was doing a self breast exam and discovered a lump. I went into my doctor for a checkup and he immediately sent me for tests, including a mammogram, which indicated a high possibility of cancer.
“From there, things have gone at what seems like light speed: biopsy, blood tests, cancer clinic. It’s been two weeks from being completely healthy to cancer patient with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy scheduled.”
The singer is currently working on a pair of projects: the followup to 2005’s Superbeautifulmonster and Jakkarta, an album with death-metal guitarist La Machina.
“I plan on taking this one day at a time and to tackle this with a positive attitude,” she said. “I have never been one to give up when an obstacle is placed in front of me. I am in the fight of my life and I’m lucky to have the support of my husband Ian and many friends and family members.
“With the help of my Bodog Music family, I plan to continue working on these recording projects in between the cancer treatments and come out the other side with two great albums and a clean bill of health.”
Naked, who maintains a healthy lifestyle that includes eating a live food vegan diet and maintaining a stringent workout and yoga schedule, stressed the universality of cancer and the importance of early detection.
“It is important for everyone to understand that cancer is non-discriminatory and even those in great health can be subject to cancer as a diagnosis. I urge all women at every age to self examine and go for scheduled mammograms. Early detection is the best tool in the fight against cancer.”