Fox Business Network host Gerri Willis is one of the most beloved figures in the Fox family. That’s why it came as devastating news to millions of fans this week when she revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
“I’m not the kind of person who enjoys talking about my medical conditions but I am talking about this — and here is why: The type of cancer I have is called lobular and represents just 10 to 15 percent of breast cancer cases,” Willis said, according to Western Journalism.
Willis revealed her diagnosis in an article for Fox News Opinion, where she described herself as a trailblazer. The anchorwoman revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer on April 28, and she’s coming forward with her story to urge others to get tested.
“Let’s face it, in our society, mammograms are seen as the definitive test for breast cancer,” she wrote. “But I had a mammogram just six months before the diagnosis and it came up negative.”
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Willis will begin treatment next week at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
“Bottom line here: My recovery chances are high,” she wrote. “My cancer is Stage 2, an early stage. The tumor is such that it will respond to many different therapies. I will likely be just fine.”
“I am ready to get started,” Willis concluded. “Because getting started is the first step towards getting better, which is something I fully intend to do.”
Please keep Willis in your thoughts and prayers as she fights for her life!