Brittny Gastineau's Mom Lisa Has Skin Cancer

March 4, 2010 By:
Brittny Gastineau's Mom Lisa Has Skin Cancer

Brittny Gastineau's mother Lisa is currently battling skin cancer. Hollyscoop talked with Brittny on Wednesday at the Silver Spoon Oscar Suite benefiting The Red Cross where she was promoting her new jewelry line Tres Glam, and heard the sad news.

Brittny created the line with her mother, who unfortunately couldn't be at the lounge. "My mom cant be here right now, she told Hollyscoop EXCLUSIVELY. "She had skin cancer so just had surgery. My mom is a big advocate of staying out of the sun and using self tanner."

Brittny and Lisa created a necklace for their collection called "Shaded Sun," where proceeds will go to a skin cancer charity.

She recalled her mom's battle, telling us, "My mom was diagnosed with Melanoma in 2006. Since then she has always had
to check her skin. She had her basil cell removed from her nose in October so her surgery is reconstructive. She is fine, everyone is good. She is so tough, she really is the toughest woman ever. She is so inspirational to me."

Brittny also added that her mom refuses to play the victim. "I don't think my mom will ever let me take care of her. My mom wants me to take care of her but she is so strong that she will never let it. That is the same way my grandmother was so it is one generation to the next," she explained.

Lisa is definitely a strong woman, not only is she working on her new jewelry line, but she is working on a new reality show with her daughter Brittny. In regards to the show, Brittny says expect a "great concept" and something far different from what's out there in the market.

To learn more about the Tres Glam jewelry line and how you can purchase your own "Shaded Sun" pendant, log on to Tres Glam.