“My mom was the person that introduced me to anorexia, actually,” McCurdy, 29, shared Tuesday.
McCurdy’s mom passed away in 2013 after a 17-year battle against cancer, according to HuffPost.
“I had a lump in my breast, which was my boob developing, and I was scared that it was cancer because of my mom’s cancer. I thought, ‘Well, she got cancer, now I’ve got cancer, I’ve got breast cancer at 11. Like, I’m doomed.'”
“And I told her and she said, ‘You don’t have breast cancer, you’re just developing boobs,'” the former Nickelodeon actress continued. “I said, ‘Well, how can I not develop boobs? I don’t want those. And she said, ‘Well, there’s a thing called calorie restriction.’ Those were her exact words. She did not say the word ‘anorexia.'”