Cynthia was first diagnosed in 2006 while starring in the Broadway play The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She says doctors discovered a lump when she went in for her routine mammogram. "I got a call from my gynecologist, and [he] said, 'Oh, you know, something here [is] not so good,'" she says. "It didn't make me very happy—kind of ruined my day a little bit."
Doctors removed the cancerous lump and one of Cynthia's lymph nodes during a lumpectomy. Then, she began seeing an oncologist and getting radiation. "Luckily, I didn't need to do chemo," she says.
For the past two years, Cynthia has been in full remission. "I seem to be doing fine," she says.