28/03/2016 14:20 BST | Updated 30/03/2016 09:52 BST

Janice Dickinson Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis, But Insists: 'You Ain't Getting Rid Of Me Yet'

'Don't feel sorry for me, this is not a pity party,' says the star.

Janice Dickinson has revealed that she's been diagnosed with breast cancer. 

The star, who famously calls herself the 'world's first supermodel', has told of how a lump in her breast was found during a routine examination earlier this month, with a mammogram and biopsy later confirming it to be cancer. 

Janice has since been informed she has early stage ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), which is a common form of breast cancer that starts in the milk ducts.

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Janice Dickinson has been diagnosed with breast cancer
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Janice appeared on 'Celebrity Big Brother' last year

Recalling the moment she was diagnosed, the former 'America's Top Model' judge went on: "I'm always optimistic, initially when the doctor found the lump it hurt, it became quite painful when you touch it, that's the point when I knew this is serious, when the doctor touched this little lump in my right breast, about the size of a pea, and I went, 'Bingo, I have cancer.'"

Janice, who is mum to two grown-up children, also revealed that she will share her battle with the disease on US TV show 'The Doctors', which will follow her as she undergoes treatment.  

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