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CNN’s Christiane Amanpour diagnosed with Ovarian cancer


CNN journalist on Monday, June 14, 2021, announced that she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

The veteran journalist who took to her Tweeter page to share a clip of the announcement said she decided to make public disclosure of her health condition in the interest of transparency.

The sexagenarian further disclosed that she would undertake chemotherapy for some months as she continues to battle the disease.

“….like millions of women around the world, I’v been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. 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”, Ms Amanpour said.

Recall she has been absent from her hosting duties at CNN for the past four weeks as a result of the diagnosis. She noted that ovarian cancer is a common disease affecting women around the world.

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