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CNN's Christiane Amanpour Tells Viewers She Has Ovarian Cancer

Veteran CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour told viewers Monday that she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Amanpour, 63, made her announcement from her home studio in London, returning to the airwaves after a four-week hiatus that she described as a "bit of a roller coaster" during which she received her diagnosis.

"I've had successful major surgery to remove it, and I'm now undergoing several months of chemotherapy for the very best possible long-term prognosis, and I'm confident," she said. "I'm also fortunate to have health insurance through work and incredible doctors who are treating me."

She said she was sharing her news "in the interest of transparency, but in truth, really, mostly, as a shoutout to early diagnosis."

She urged women to get regular screenings, listen to their bodies and "ensure that your legitimate medical concerns are not dismissed or diminished."

Veteran Cable News Network (CNN) reporter, Christiane Amanpour, on Monday, announced that she is undergoing a round of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

In a message to viewers, Amanpour said the past four weeks, during which she has not appeared on CNN’s international outlets, has been “a roller coaster” for her and announced her diagnosis.

“During that time, like millions of women around the world, I have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer,” she said. “I’ve had successful major surgery to remove it and I’m now undergoing several months of chemotherapy for the very best possible long term prognosis.”

The CNN's chief international anchor in her on-air announcement, pointed out that ovarian cancer is all too common, affecting "millions of women around the world."

Amanpour also thanked her program's staffers and Bianna Golodryga, CNN's senior global affairs analyst, who filled in on "Amanpour" for the past four weeks.


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