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CNN Anchor Christiane Amanpour Reveals Diagnosis

Decorated reporter is 'confident' in her long-term prognosis for ovarian cancer
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2021 1:33 AM CDT
Updated Jun 15, 2021 6:51 AM CDT
Christiane Amanpour Has Ovarian Cancer
Honoree Christiane Amanpour attends Variety's Power of Women in New York on April 5, 2019.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – In what she says is "mostly ... a shoutout to early diagnosis," veteran journalist and war correspondent Christiane Amanpour revealed Monday she has ovarian cancer. The CNN anchor, 63, told viewers she had major surgery, which was successful, and is now undergoing chemotherapy, NBC News reports. She said she is fortunate to have good health insurance through her work, as well as excellent doctors. She is hoping for the "very best possible long-term prognosis," she said, per the Washington Post. Women, she said, should make sure to be screened regularly and pay attention to their bodies and instincts. "Ensure that your legitimate medical concerns are not dismissed or diminished," she said. (Read more Christiane Amanpour stories.)

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