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CNN’s anchor, Christiane Amanpour, has opened up about her ovarian cancer diagnosis.
She told viewers on Monday, June 14, that the reason she recently took a break from work was because she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
“I’ve had successful major surgery to remove it, and I am now going through several months of chemotherapy for the very best possible longterm prognosis, and I am confident,” CNN quoted her.
“I am telling you this in the interest of transparency, but really as a shout out to most early diagnosis. I urge women to educate themselves on this disease; to get all the regular screenings and scans that you can; to always listen to your bodies; and of course to ensure that your legitimate medical concerns are not dismissed or diminished,” she indicated.
The 63-year-old has been a longtime news figure at CNN, almost from its launch in the early 1980s. She worked there from 1983 to 2010, then left for a brief stint at ABC News, where she anchored This Week. She returned to CNN in 2012.
She is one of the best-known journalists in the world, in part due to her fearless coverage of international conflicts. She has been off the air for the past four weeks due to the diagnosis.
Bianna Golodryga has filled in for Amanpour on her CNN International show as she went through surgery and treatments.