After Beating Breast Cancer, Terry Crews’ Wife Rebecca Wants Other Women To Get Screened
AGT host Terry Crews’ wife, Rebecca King-Crews, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and has since beaten it. She’s now sharing her story, and encouraging others to get potentially life-saving screenings.
Rebecca is now cancer-free. Read on to find out what she had to say about her experience, and how her husband Terry reacted to the diagnosis.
Terry Crews’ Wife Rebecca Beats Cancer
Terry Crews’ wife, Rebecca King-Crews, told SurvivorNet she’s “thankful to be alive” as she approaches the first anniversary of her stage 1 breast cancer diagnosis. She found out after a routine mammogram screening and ultrasound, which she says “saved my life.”
Rebecca, 55, underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. According to People, she had previously had a pre-cancerous bump called a radial scar removed from her right breast.
Last year, her mammogram came back clear, but Rebecca asked for an ultrasound as well, saying she had a “gut feeling.” The ultrasound found a small lump in her right breast. A biopsy revealed it was cancer.
“As a survivor, and one who is so because of early detection, I encourage women everywhere to get themselves tested regularly, because early detection saves lives,” Rebecca told SurvivorNet.
How Terry Reacted To Rebecca’s Cancer Diagnosis
“I actually felt a mild panic attack,” Terry Crews told SurvivorNet of how he reacted to his wife’s news. “The only way I can describe it, I felt like my insides were melting, like no, no, no, no, no this can’t be. No. But Rebecca’s strength was so amazing.”
Terry says that Rebecca told him, “don’t look at me like that.” He added, “And she was like, I’m ready to fight. And I knew I needed to be strong.”
Rebecca told People that “he looked at me like I was going to die.” She continued, “I said, ‘I need you to be strong for me,’ and he said, ‘Okay’ and hugged me, but I think he needed that hug.”
“I have to give him his props because he’s been cooking for me, helping me bathe, and just really stepping up,” Rebecca added. “I tease him all the time, I’m like, Did I have to get cancer to be treated like this?!’ ”