#RHONJ Star Amber Marchese Opens Up About Her Second Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Posted on May 8 2015 - 6:06am by Editor

Amber Marchese
Amber Marchese is a survivor whose beaten breast cancer once, however, with a second breast cancer diagnosis, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star reveals the second diagnosis took her by storm. Amber opened up to People Magazine,

”I can’t even begin to describe the feeling you get when someone says you have cancer,” she tells People. “Then to get it again after you thought you fought it and thought it was behind you…I was thinking, ‘This is definitely it. I’m going to die.’”

With her first bout with stage 1 breast cancer, Amber underwent chemotherapy and a double mastectomy, and says that after all of the preventative measures it is unusual for the return of the disease.

“This is not common. I want people to understand that,” she says. “My case is not the average case. You have a double mastectomy and chemotherapy to stack all the odds in your favor so that there is no recurrence,” she explains. “The percentage of it recurring is very small, less than 5 percent. I just fell into that category. I wasn’t so lucky.”

During a casual night at home watching a movie with her husband, Amber suddenly reached her arms over her head and unintentionally touched her right breast finding a hard, pea-sized lump.

“And I just knew,” she says. “My heart just sank.”

She’s vowed to “go forward like Superwoman,” and despite her unusual situation is still encouraging women facing cancer to undergo mastectomies. “I don’t ever want to deter women from getting a mastectomy,” she says. “I don’t want women to say, ‘Well, she had a mastectomy. What’s the point of getting a mastectomy if it doesn’t work?’”

”That’s a very dangerous message to get out,” she explains. “I hear it all the time. ‘You got a double mastectomy. How did it not work?’ My case is not the norm. Do what’s right for you.”

Amber is optimistic and plans to tackle her health with the tenacious spirit. Amber shares updates on her health via her Facebook page. Below is the most recent update posted.

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  • whose gonna do my hair!

    No comment, just prayers.

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    I send Amber strength & love everyday…she WILL beat this!!!!

  • Sending love and prayers for a full recovery, Amber.

  • Ilivehereandlikeit

    What a shame. I feel badly for her.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Praying for Amber and her family during this time.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Prayers for Amber. Time to concentrate on the family and the positive. Forget RHONJ. It’s too negative and stressful.

    • honeybunny

      I agree with you 100%. The show isnt worth compromising her future with her family. prayers for a full recovery!

    • Chloe

      They better not come back to that toxic show.

    • CNN

      Good advice. She doe not need the stress.

  • Chloe

    Kick the cancer’s ass Amber. Prayers for a speedy and healthy recovery.

  • Mags

    Amber…..so sad and upsetting. God Bless you and your family. Love and prayers coming your way.

  • CNN

    Keep your head up. You beat it once, you’ll do it again. Anything is possible with prayer.

  • Mags

    Wonder how those nasty twins (yuck), feel about how they ambushed her, hitting her and pulling her hair out now? And Dina laughing and cheering them on at that so called party. Talk about putting someone in a very stressful situation. They are disgraceful human beings and an embarrassment to all woman.

  • Bad Barbie

    Poor Amber.

  • Dani-K

    So scary. She did everything right but her cancer still came back. Heartbreaking. Glad her faith is strong. Prayers, Amber!

  • Pony Mama

    There are so many people in my life battling cancer, what makes Amber think that anyone cares about her struggle when we all have so many people in our close personal networks going through the same thing. She’s only continually putting this out there to keep herself in the blogs now that it looks like the Colt’s neck subhumans are being ditched (as well they should be!) in favor of “The Teresa Show” where Joe Goes in and Teresa Goes it Alone. That is the only story worth basing a show around (amongst these lowlifes), no matter how vile or repugnant or flying in the face of human decency it is. Amber is just W H O R I N G out Cancer for her own pr needs and ego gratification, not to spread awareness or do anything good for anyone but herself.

    • pixntrix

      Wow smdh….I have no words for your cruel ones.

    • Whattheheck

      this post is pretty cruel
      My thoughts and prayers to Amber

    • twifan2

      It’s getting to be like a contest as to who has the worse ‘disease’ in this franchise.
      smdh. :/

    • bellaboo

      OMG HOW THE FU*K CAN YOU BE SO VICIOUS?? THERE IS NO WAY THAT FUC*ING CONVICTED FELON DESERVES A DAMN THING, ESPECIALLY IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. YOUR POST IS TWISTED IN EVERY WAY. KEEP BEING AN @SSHOLE, & CONTINUE LICKING TG @SS, & SEE WHAT YOU GET, JUST A SH*T FILLED TOUNGE & MOUTH.
      TG HAS ~NOTHING~ TO OFFER. I PRAY TO GOD FOR YOU, THAT IS FOR YOU TO HAVE KARMA VISIT YOU & LET YOU SUFFER THAT SHE WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE MISERABLE. THATS WHAT YOU DESERVE, ~~MISERY~~

      • Pony Mama

        I described Teresa having a show as thusly; ” vile or repugnant or flying in the face of human decency ” How is that tossing her salad? Reading comprehension, bless your heart.

  • pixntrix

    My heart goes out to anyone affected by this shitty disease!

  • Wow. Keeping Amber and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • RonnieIsBack

    I’m praying for them. I lost a cousin to breast cancer last December. She was young. So sad.