Like Calloway, Sykes was also diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ in her left breast before. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she shared that she found out when she was preparing to have breast reduction surgery. She explained that since there is a history of cancer in her family, she decided to have a double mastectomy to lower the chances of her ever having breast cancer again.
“I had both breasts removed … because now I have zero chance of having breast cancer,” she told DeGeneres. “It sounds scary up front, but what do you want? Do you want to wait and not be as fortunate when it comes back and it’s too late?”