September 26, 2016  

Andrea Mitchell Battling Early Stage of Breast Cancer

September 8, 2011 (2:21 am) GMT
The NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent made the announcement on the Wednesday (September 7) edition of 'Andrea Mitchell Reports', assuring that her prognosis is 'terrific'.

Andrea Mitchell was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent broke the news that she is among one in eight women in the United States who has breast cancer, during a broadcast of "Andrea Mitchell Reports" on Wednesday, September 7.

"And now a personal note, or how I spent my summer vacation," the 64-year-old said near the end of her MSNBC show. "I had planned to be hiking in Wyoming last week, but instead discovered that I am now among the one in eight women in this country - incredibly, one in eight - who've had breast cancer."

The veteran reporter continued, "Mine was discovered during my annual screening just a short time ago." Noting the positive side of the diagnosis, she added, "Luckily for me, I'm one of the fortunate ones. We discovered it in the earliest stage, it had not spread, and I'm already back at work with a terrific prognosis."

Andrea went on to explain her commitment to the cause and urge other women to get annual screenings. "I'm looking at this as another of life's lessons," she said. "For you women out there and the men who love you, screening matters. Do it. This disease can be completely curable if you find it at the right time."



TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts Are Separating After 11 Years Together
  2. James Corden, Rose Byrne, Daisy Ridley Tapped for Peter Rabbit Movie
  3. Tom Hanks Crashes Wedding Photo Shoot at Central Park
  4. Lil Wayne Officiated Same-Sex Wedding in Prison, Found Out Drake Slept With His Girlfriend
  5. Amy Schumer Snogs Ben Hanisch on Kiss Cam During Mets Game
  6. Oh Boy! Harry Styles Rocks Three Different Looks for Another Man Magazine
  7. Taylor Lautner Says Britney Spears Tried to Set Him Up With Her Sister Jamie Lynn
  8. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Do Have a Pre-Nup. So, Who's the Big Winner?