“I have had a great deal of successful surgery to remove it and I am now undergoing several months of chemotherapy to get the best long term prognosis possible and I am sure,” Amanpour said at the start of his daily TV show.
Amanpour, 63, is one of the world’s best-known journalists, in part because of his fearsome coverage of international conflicts. He has been out of the air for four weeks due to the diagnosis.
In his air ad, Amanpour noted that ovarian cancer is too common and affects “millions of women worldwide.”
Anchored from her home base in London, Amanpour said she feels “fortunate to have health insurance through work and amazing doctors treating me in a country that is, of course, the brilliant NHS,” she said. to the UK National Health Service.
After talking about his surgery and chemotherapy, Amanpour said, “I tell you this in the interest of transparency, but in reality, mostly as a cry to early diagnosis.” He said he wanted to “urge women to be educated about this disease; to do all the periodic tests and examinations you can; always listen to your bodies and of course make sure your legitimate medical concerns are not ruled out or diminished “. “
Amanpour also thanked employees of its program and Bianna Golodryga, CNN’s senior global affairs analyst, who filled out “Amanpour” over the past four weeks.