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Veteran CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour reveals ovarian cancer diagnosis

Christiane Amanpour
Christiane Amanpour of CNN poses at the CNN Worldwide All-Star Party, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Chief International anchor for CNN Christiane Amanpour 63, told her audience that she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

“I’ve had successful major surgery to remove it, and I’m no undergoing several months of chemotherapy for the very best possible long-term prognosis, and I’m confident, “she said. “I’m also fortunate to have health insurance through work and incredible doctors who are treating me.

Her reporting has been recognized with a number of awards, including four Peabody Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards just to name a few.

Because of her diagnosis, Amanpour has been off the air for the past four weeks.

She urged women “to educate themselves on the disease, to get all the regular screenings and scans that you can, to always listen to your bodies.”