A radio personality revealed that she has been battling cancer for 15 months, also making the announcement that she is now cancer-free. The Los Angeles Times reports that the announcement was made by Robin Quivers, the longtime sidekick to Howard Stern, on Stern’s SiriusXM show today.
"Turns out Quivers, 61, has been doing the show from home for the last 15 months while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for endometrial cancer," the story reports. "Quivers … first noticed a problem while attending an away wedding, where she realized she couldn’t urinate, and headed to an ER for help. Upon returning home she saw other doctors who discovered she had a cancerous mass in her pelvic region."
Quivers reportedly underwent a 12-hour surgery in May 2012 to remove the tumor, which had attached itself fo all of the organs in her pelvis.
"The first round of docs were unfamiliar with the type of cancer, she said, and were looking only to prolong her life," the story reports. "Quivers switched to Sloan Kettering, she told Stern, which was familiar with this type of cancer — it was growing in her uterine tissue — and said it would go for a cure."
Stern reportedly told his listeners today: "I gotta be honest, I thought she was a goner. I can’t tell you how dire everything seemed."
Quivers reportedly faced the possibility of losing her colon and spending the rest of her life depending on a colostomy bag.
On the show, Quivers said: "I’ve always been a quality of life kind of person, and I didn’t want to live in a certain state."
But Quivers said she got good news about three months ago.
Said Quivers: "I go into my doctor’s office. She just looks at everything, she goes, ‘You’re cured. You’re done, because you’re cured.’"