Nightwish's Floor Jansen reveals she is now cancer free

Nightwish frontman Floor Jansen performing on stage
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Floor Jansen has revealed that she is now cancer free. 

The excellent news arrives after the Nightwish frontwoman underwent surgery to tackle her breast cancer. 

Now, after successful treatment,  the vocalist is now entirely rid of the disease, as she announced via social media.

"Great news! I am cancer free," she writes. "The surgery took everything cancerous out and it hasn’t spread! I’ll get local radiation therapy in February to make sure everything stays out.

’I'm getting my energy back after the surgery and feel a huge relief to know it was successful! I’m not back to a 100% but I have no doubt the shows will give me the power push I need to rock with all of you on the upcoming European tour"

"Thank you for your amazing support and well wishes"

Jansen first shared news of her diagnosis last month in a post, where she revealed that her prognosis was "very good".

"I have breast cancer" the vocalist wrote. "It was diagnosed a little over 2 weeks ago and I will have surgery tomorrow to remove the tumour. My prognosis is very good!!! It seems to be a non-aggressive cancer, which seems to not have spread. I will keep my breast. And I will be cancer free after this surgery, plus a local radiation treatment that will take place three months after this surgery, hopefully. We will know more after the surgery to see if this positive prognosis stands.

"The word cancer is a shocker. All that you found important in life before this diagnosis changes radically within minutes. Now I just want to be healthy again. I want to see my daughter grow into a woman; I want to live! And the scariest part of this diagnosis is that I thought I was healthy! I didn’t feel the cancer, I didn’t know it was there until I, as a 40+ woman, went to a standard mammogram check-up. Something many countries offer, for free even for the lucky ones."

Following the successful operation, Jansen posted an update to share details of her recovery as well as to thank the medical staff who took care of her. She declared: "The tumour removal surgery went well without any surprises. I’m recovering well and should be up and about soon.

"It will take a few weeks to know what the findings are regarding the tumour and lymph node that will be tested. I’ll keep you posted."

Nightwish's European tour will kick off on November 20 in Birmingham's Resorts World Arena. Check out the tour dates and view Jansen's Twitter posts below:

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Nightwish European tour:

Nov 22: Birmingham Resorts World Arena
Nov 23: Dublin 3Arena
Nov 25: GER Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle
Nov 27: NED Amsterdam Ziggo Dome 
Nov 18: NED Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
Nov 30: FRA Paris Accor Arena 
Dec 1: GER Dusseldorf PSD Bank Dome
Dec 2: LUX Luxembourg Rockhal
Dec 4: AUS Vienna Stadthalle
Dec 5: GER Munich Olympiahalle
Dec 6: ITA Milan Lorenzini District
Dec 9: GER Frankfurt Festhalle
Dec 10: GER Bamberg Brose Arena
Dec 12: GER Hamburg Barclays Arena
Dec 13: GER Leipzig QUARTERBACK Immobilien ARENA
Dec 14: POL Gliwice Arena
Dec 16: SWI Zurich Hallenstadion
Dec 18: GER Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
Dec 20: HUN Budapest, Sportarena
Dec 21: CZE Prague O2 Arena

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.