Renowned CNN Anchor, Christiane Amanpour Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer
Popular war correspondent for CNN, Christiane Amanpour, just told viewers she has ovarian cancer and has recently undergone “major surgery” and faced months of chemotherapy treatment.
The CNN Chief International Anchor broke the news on Monday on Twitter, “Like millions of women around the world, I’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
“I’ve had successful major surgery to remove it and am now undergoing several months of chemotherapy for the very best long term prognosis.”
Christiane says she’s confident about the outcome, even as she begins several months of chemotherapy to deal with the cancer doctors weren’t able to surgically remove.
As for her optimism, Amanpour attributes that to the fact that she found the cancer early via medical tests/screenings.
Christiane made a plea to the women at home who might be watching, urging them to listen to their bodies, and to get checked out early and often because detecting this disease as soon as possible is really half the battle.
The iconic journalist also encouraged women not to let doctors dismiss or diminish their concerns which seems to be getting at an important larger issue.
Christiane Amanpour first became known to the CNN audience internationally for her coverage of the 1991 Gulf War that followed Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait.
She has interviewed many of the world’s leaders and newsmakers over the past two decades and reported from hotspots such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda and the Balkans.
The iconic journalist also encouraged women not to let doctors dismiss or diminish their concerns — which seems to be getting at an important larger issue.
Here’s to a speedy recovery, Ms. Amanpour.