Having Dana have breast cancer has been the biggest challenge I've ever had as an actor but also one of the most rewarding, because it was so hard on many levels and I was so proud to be doing it. I hope I did it justice. As the episodes were airing, my parents would actually call afterward and say, 'We just needed to hear your voice.' But when I was working on it, I definitely felt like I was in character, researching and living that cancer research for a long time. And because it was tied in with my leaving, there were moments on set when I would be reflective and look around me and take it in because I knew my time there wasn't going to last much longer, and it would kick up the sadness a notch.