Maria Menounos, former E! News host and television personality, has shared that she survived a bout with stage 2 pancreatic cancer. In January, Menounos was diagnosed with a pancreatic tumor and underwent surgery to remove it the following month.
She had been experiencing painful leg cramps and was later diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which runs in her family. While adjusting to her new diagnosis through insulin and diet, she began to experience excruciating abdominal pain coupled with diarrhea.
After a full-body MRI, a 3.9 cm mass was discovered and later revealed to be a stage 2 pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. Menounos was shocked to learn of this diagnosis, considering she had already undergone surgery for a brain tumor in 2017. In February, she had surgery to remove the tumor, part of her pancreas, spleen, a large fibroid, and 17 lymph nodes.
Although Menounos has undergone two major surgeries in recent years, her doctors report that she is doing well and will not require chemotherapy or any additional treatment beyond scans for the next five years.
Menounos says she feels grateful and lucky, believing that God granted her a miracle. She is looking forward to the birth of her baby girl this summer via surrogate with her husband Keven Undergaro.
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