Christiane Amanpour battling ovarian cancer
Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s main foreign anchor, has revealed that she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Amanpour, who announced the news on Monday, June 14, informed viewers that she recently took a leave from work because she had a “successful surgical operation” and had nip it in the bud.
Even as she begins six months of chemotherapy to treat the cancer that physicians were unable to surgically eradicate, she expressed confidence in the result.
The CNN anchor said;
“I had a successful big surgery to remove it, and I am now undergoing many months of chemotherapy to ensure the greatest long-term prognosis possible, and I am optimistic.
“I’m telling you this for the sake of transparency, but it’s really more of a shout-out to the majority of early diagnosis.
“I encourage women to learn as much as they can about this illness; to have as many frequent tests and scans as possible; to constantly listen to their bodies; and, of course, to ensure that their valid medical concerns are not discounted or minimized.”
Amanpour, 63, has been a news fixture at CNN practically since the network’s inception in the early 1980s. She worked there from 1983 until 2010, then went on to lead This Week on ABC News for a short time. In 2012, she returned to CNN. While Amanpour was undergoing surgery and therapy, Bianna Golodryga filled in on her CNN International broadcast.