Jon Gosselin's longtime girlfriend, Colleen Conrad, has breast cancer, she's revealed on social media.
While sharing a collage of hospital snaps on Instagram, Colleen said she was diagnosed in April and underwent a single mastectomy last month in Philadelphia.
"I went for a mammogram on 4/15. I had put it off for almost 2 1/2 yrs due to lack of time and Covid and later got a call that a mass was found in my right breast. Everything after that happened so fast. Then on 4/21, I got the call that is confirmed it was cancer. Stage 2, triple-negative breast cancer. I was BRCA1 and 2 negative. Everything seemed so surreal," she wrote alongside the images. "I had a single mastectomy done on my right breast on 7/14/21 followed by a DIEP Flap procedure on 7/30/21 and I feel good."
The cancer has not spread to the nodes, but Colleen doesn't know yet if she'll have to undergo chemotherapy.
"I think the first time it hit me and felt real is when I felt the lump myself in the shower. That was the first time I broke down and cried. I had not been doing monthly self-breast exams like I should have," she admitted. "The reason I decided to post this was that I was lucky that it was caught early. And to remind everyone not to put off your mammograms and do your monthly breast exams. Set a monthly alarm if needed. Even men, who can also get breast cancer. Early detection will make the world of difference and give you a better fighting chance."
Colleen thanked her family and friends in her cancer reveal, and she even gave shoutouts to several people by name. Interestingly Jon was not one of them, prompting speculation that perhaps the two have split up. However, both still have photos with one another posted all over their Instagram pages.
Colleen and the former "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star celebrated their sixth anniversary together in November 2020.