Sandra Lee is about to give an intimate look into her battle with cancer

By Ale Russian
January 11, 2018 05:38 PM
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Sandra Lee is about to give an intimate look into her battle with cancer.

The chef, 51, was shocked to learn she had breast cancer after a routine mammogram back in 2015. Now the Good Morning America contributor is debuting an HBO documentary at the Sundance Film Festival titled RX: Early Detection A Cancer Journey With Sandra Lee.

“Partnering with HBO Documentary Films on such a personal journey is a dream come true. The film was a wonderful collaboration of like-minded people who are focused in making a difference,” Lee said in a statement. “I am grateful every day. I hope my experience will have impact and meaning while shedding a light on early detection and motivate everyone to take action. It’s an absolute honor to be included at the Sundance Film Festival.”

The documentary features interviews with Lee, her longtime partner New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and her sister. Cameras also had access into Lee’s homes, public appearances, doctors’ appointments, hospital rooms and surgeries.

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“The hope is that Sandra’s personal story will inspire others to take an active role in their own health care by getting checked regularly and making informed decisions about treatment options when faced with a diagnosis,” said a release for the film.

Lee told PEOPLE in 2016 that she was finally feeling like herself again after undergoing a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.

“I’m getting back to me and it’s a really nice place to be,” she said. “I almost have all my energy back. I’m getting back into my life.”

The movie will have its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 22. It will also be airing this October on HBO to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.