Maria Menounos obtained candid a couple of latest well being scare that rocked her world. In an interview with Folks, she spoke about her non-public battle with pancreatic most cancers. To make issues much more heartbreaking, the information of her prognosis got here at what ought to have been such a joyous time in her life as she and her husband, Keven Undergaro, predict their first little one collectively by way of surrogate — after years of attempting to develop their household.
Docs identified Menounos with stage 2 pancreatic most cancers in January, and it was a tricky blow. “This entire yr has been trauma, stress, disaster. There was a minute after we had been planning one thing, after which it grew to become an excessive amount of. I assumed, ‘I simply must heal,'” she mentioned of planning a child bathe amid the prognosis. Docs eliminated a big tumor from Menounos’ pancreas, a part of her spleen, and 17 lymph nodes. Luckily, the most cancers had not unfold. “I am so grateful and so fortunate,” she instructed the outlet of discovering the most cancers early. “God granted me a miracle. I’ll admire having her in my life a lot greater than I’d have earlier than this journey,” she mentioned. Menounos additionally vowed to lift consciousness for the early detection of most cancers.
As well as, Menounos shared a put up on Instagram. “I nonetheless have not come to grips with all of it, together with the truth that so only a few even survive pancreatic most cancers,” she wrote earlier than including how “grateful” she is to be alive.