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ESPN Reporter Holly Rowe Says Her Cancer Has Returned

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The veteran ESPN reporter says her cancer has returned.

ESPN reporter Holly Rowe says her cancer has returned and has spread.

Rowe, who has signed an extension with the Worldwide Leader, told the Associated Press that she's having a CAT scan on Monday.

"I don't think about having cancer when I'm out here," Rowe told the AP. "Monday, I have a CAT scan and have treatment. I'll be a cancer patient on Monday. I'm not thinking about it today."

Rowe had been undergoing treatment for her melanoma for the past 16 months. She addressed her "pesky cancer" in a letter she wrote announcing her extension with ESPN. Rowe says that working is a welcomed reprieve from her cancer.

I am still working on getting rid of this pesky cancer. My treatments continue, but I am living a beautiful and blessed existence. I am so touched by the coaches, players, fans and viewers who have reached out with love, support, and prayers.

I got through this year with my tireless work ethic and continued dedication to reporting on the sports I love. When people ask me why I don’t take time off, I reflect and think, “How could I miss all this?”

Rowe has been working at ESPN since 1998.