CNN international anchor Christiane Amanpour said that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. He announced the news to the audience at the start of the daily TV show on Monday.
The veteran presenter 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, and I’m confident.”
Amanpur, 63, is one of the most famous journalists in the world, partly because of her brave reporting on international conflicts. Due to diagnosis, he has been in a state of suspension for the past four weeks. In her broadcast, Amanpour pointed out that ovarian cancer is too common, affecting “millions of women worldwide.”
Anchoring from her home base in London, Amanpour said she feels “fortunate to have health insurance through work and incredible doctors who are treating me in a country underpinned by, of course, the brilliant NHS,” referencing the National Health Service in the UK.
After speaking about her surgery and chemotherapy, Amanpour said, “I’m telling you this in the interest of transparency but in truth really mostly as a shoutout to early diagnosis.” She said she wanted to “urge women to educate themselves on this disease; to get all the regular screenings and scans that you can; to always listen to your bodies; and of course to ensure that your legitimate medical concerns are not dismissed or diminished”.
Amanpour also thanked his program staff and CNN Senior Global Affairs Analyst Bianna Golodryga, who stood in “Amanpour” in the past four weeks. In the next few months of chemotherapy, Amanpour plans to temporarily treat it from Monday to Wednesday. Starting from the end of June, she still has three pre-arranged free time. Jeff Zucker, the global president of CNN, revealed that he is a cancer survivor and that he wants Amanpur to recover completely.