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.
“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.”