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Posts Tagged ‘breast cancer’

KUTV’s Mary Nickles Reveals Her New Look

Mary Nickles on set

Mary Nickles, morning News Anchor for KUTV the CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City, revealed the next step in her recovery from breast cancer Monday morning by going on-air without her wig.

Diagnosed last December, Nickles stayed at the anchor desk throughout her treatment. She wore the wig to hide the hair loss from the chemotherapy treatments that ended in early July.

“I’m hoping it looks like a super-short haircut,” Nickles tells the Salt Lake Tribune. “And not hair growing back after chemo.”

Far from keeping it a secret, Nickles tweeted her intentions to show off her real hair the night before the show. “Going wigless for the newscasts Monday morning! Debut of the new short do at 5am!”

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WCPO Anchor Kathrine Nero: ‘I Have Breast Cancer’

WCPO morning anchor Kathrine Nero has been off the air for the past couple of weeks and on Wednesday she explained why.

“One month ago today…I found out that I have breast cancer,” Nero told viewers at the end of the Cincinnati ABC-affiliate’s morning newscast, as she fought back tears. “Now, I’m 38–young by breast cancer standards–and I have no family history, so this was the furthest thing from our minds. After the initial shock, it was time to fight it.”

During her time off, Nero underwent a lumpectomy and had some lymph nodes removed. Now she’s waiting on the next step, which will likely be radiation. Read more

Viewer on WCVB Reporter: ‘She Saved My Life’

WCVB‘s Kelley Tuthill is now cancer-free, following a five year battle with breast cancer that she has documented in a series of reports for the ABC-affiliate.  And as WCVB prepares to air the final chapter of Tuthill’s cancer story tonight, one local viewer is underscoring the importance of her reporting.

“She saved my life,” Shirley Sokol, who found a lump on her breast after doing a self-exam inspired by one of Tuthill’s reports, told the Boston Herald recently.  “She made me realize that a self-exam was very important.”

Sokol had a partial mastectomy and was able to overcome the disease. Read more

WFTS Anchor Linda Hurtado’s Double Mastectomy Goes ‘Better Than Expected’

WFTS anchor Linda Hurtado, who announced on Tuesday that she has breast cancer, is now recovering from a successful double mastectomy operation.

Hurtado’s husband Jorge has been updating her Facebook page this week, letting friends, family, and fans know how she is doing.  According to his recent posts, Wednesday’s operation went “better than expected” and Hurtado will not have to undergo chemotherapy or radiation.

“Linda has been up and out of bed twice to take short walks,” Jorge wrote this afternoon. “We spent the morning with me reading her all of your posts, emails and texts. We have cried and smiled a lot.”