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Erin Andrews Tells Sports Illustrated She Was Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer Last Year

Erin Andrews, in an interview with Sports Illustrated's Emily Kaplan, revealed that she was diagnosed with cervical cancer last September.

The 38-year-old reporter was informed by her doctor last June that he wanted to run some follow-up tests after a check-up. In late September, she learned that she had cervical cancer and needed surgery.

Andrews didn't miss any NFL games, but was forced to miss taping of a couple of Dancing With The Stars episodes.

From SI's story:

Andrews did not tell colleagues of her diagnosis. She worked that Sunday’s game, then flew home to L.A. She missed the Monday and Tuesday tapings of Dancing with the Stars; ABC said she took time off to support boyfriend (now fiancé) Jarret Stoll and his grieving family. (Stoll’s 17-year-old nephew had been killed in a car accident that weekend.) That, in part, was true. But Andrews was mostly dealing with her diagnosis.

Surgery was scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 11. Before she was wheeled into the operating room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Andrews gave strict orders to her oncologist: “I’m not watching any football games at home. This is [Fox’s] Super Bowl year, and I’m not missing the Super Bowl.”

“Let’s not worry about that right now,” said Stoll, who was by her side. “Let’s just get you better.”

The surgery was a success.

On Nov. 1, a Tuesday, she returned to Cedars-Sinai for another procedure. “This is it,” she told the oncologist. “Fourth-and-two, fourth quarter. Let’s do this.” On Nov. 17 the doctor called her: The margins were clear. There would be no need for radiation or chemotherapy.

You can read SI's full story here.