Culinary genius, tablescape queen, savior to baby seals and the First Lady of New York, Sandra Lee, has breast cancer. QUICK! Put together a “Pray for Aunt Sandy” tablescape using taper candles in empty Hpnotiq bottles, plastic roses, a gin fountain made with an automatic pet waterer, a fairy princess doll that will scare the devil away and this picture of Sandra Lee in a frame decorated with corn nuts leftover from the Kwanzaa cake you made.
Sandra Lee was on Good Morning America today where she told Robin Roberts that her doctor diagnosed her with breast cancer after she got a routine mammogram. Sandra told People that thankfully doctors caught it early. She had the choice of treating it with radiation or a mastectomy. Sandra decided to get a double mastectomy and she’s doing it this week. She didn’t want to go through weeks and weeks of radiation therapy and doesn’t want to risk the chance of the breast cancer coming back. Aunt Sandy is 48 and apparently some doctors tell their patients that they can wait until 50 before getting regular mammograms. So Sandra is doing the interview circuit to let young women know that they shouldn’t wait until 50 to get screened:
“Girls in 20s and their 30s just have to know. And I don’t want women to wait. And that’s why I’m talking … If it saves one person, and makes one more person go get a mammogram, and if they’re sitting down right now watching this, don’t watch this TV. Go pick your phone up, and call your doctor and get your rear end in there and get a mammogram right now. You hear about it and it is always someone else, it’s a friend that you sent flowers to and you wish well and that you watch every single day like I watched you. And you were my hero. But I never thought I would be dealing with this.”
Get better, Sandy! We need you to get back to doing God’s work: Showing us how to get drunk on the cheap with class and style.