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Maria Menounos reveals she survived pancreatic cancer while expecting baby girl

Maria Menounos revealed that she was treated for pancreatic cancer earlier this year.

the Old AND! News the presenter had previously undergone surgery to remove a brain tumor.

Talking to Everybody magazine, Menounos revealed that leg cramps sent her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. After adjusting her lifestyle to cope with the diagnosis, she began headache with “severe abdominal pain accompanied by diarrhea”.

After extensive medical examination, a full-body MRI revealed a 3.9 cm tumor on her pancreas, which was later confirmed as a stage 2 neuroendocrine tumor.

“I was like, ‘How the hell can I get brain tumors and pancreatic cancer?’ ” she commented to the store.

At the time she was diagnosed in January, Menounos and her husband were expecting a baby born through a surrogate.

In February, the presenter had surgery to remove the tumor along with a portion of the pancreas, spleen, a fibroid, and 17 lymph nodes.

“It was painful. I couldn’t move or lift myself,” she said.

According to her doctors, Menounos is not expected to need any further treatment for the next five years, other than a CT scan.

Maria Menounos pictured in 2022

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“I am so grateful and so lucky,” she said. “God gave me a miracle.

“I would appreciate having [my daughter] more in my life than I had before this journey.”

In 2017, Menounos left the role of host on AND! Newstold fans she was undergoing surgery for a brain tumor the size of a golf ball.

Speaking at the time, the presenter said: “We are caring women and we put ourselves last.

“I always tell people, if your car makes strange noises, take it to a mechanic. Why do we ignore it when our bodies make strange noises? I’m so lucky I went to the doctor and sounded the alarm.”


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