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Former WESH Anchor Wendy Chioji Talks About Latest Cancer Battle

Wendy Chioji, who left the news business in 2008, has recently completed her chemotherapy and radiation treatments after being diagnosed with thymic carcinoma earlier this fall.

The two-time cancer survivor and former news anchor for Orlando NBC station WESH spoke with Growing Bolder, co-producer of her show “Surviving & Thriving,” about her cancer treatment and her plans to climb Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro in February. “I will do everything I can to make it to the top,” said Chioji. “It’s amazingly important.”

The die-hard triathlete first shared her 2001 battle with breast cancer while working at WESH.

She said the latest fight may have slowed her down, but it hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her passion,”I already signed up for an Ironman next year,” said Chioji. “So I’m moving forward. Cancer slowed me down a little bit. It changed my path a little bit like it does. It changed it more last time. But I’m still going forward.”

Chioji’s special “Surviving & Thriving” airs on Orlando CBS affiliate WKMG next Friday.

[Orlando Sentinel]

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Former WESH Anchor Wendy Chioji Poses for Sexy New Calendar

Former WESH anchor, and breast cancer survivor, Wendy Chioji is set to be featured in a sexy, new calendar that raises money for cancer research and treatment (behind-the-scenes video of her photo shoot above).

Chioji is now working as a reporter for Growing Bolder, an Orlando-based media company that produces and distributes lifestyle content with the mantra “It’s Not About Age, It’s About Attitude.”

Chioji, 48, agreed to be a part of the Calendar for Conquering Cancer to show that life can look and feel great no matter how old you are or what you’ve endured.

“Those of us who get to come out alive on the other side of cancer treatment owe it to ourselves and to everyone else to live our second chance to the fullest,” Chioji says. “And getting to do this in my 40s feels great. I think I’m better–inward and outward–as the years go by.” Read more