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Sportscaster Erin Andrews is seen on field before an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Fox NFL reporter Erin Andrews revealed she underwent surgery to treat cervical cancer


Fox NFL reporter Erin Andrews opened up to Emily Kaplan of Sports Illustrated's The MMQB about undergoing surgery to treat cervical cancer in October. 

Andrews, 38, went for a routine check up in June and learned of her diagnosis until a few months later. 

Andrews said she found out about her diagnosis before covering the Week 3 game between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. 

When you hear the word cancer, you fear the worst.
Her father, Steve Andrews, told The MMQB

"When it's your child, you think to yourself, you think to God: 'Take me, not her.' She has been through enough. She is just getting her life back," Andrews' father told The MMQB. 

Andrews said she didn't notify her colleagues of her diagnosis right away. Instead, she worked that Sunday's game and then flew home to Los Angeles.

Andrews underwent surgery on Oct. 11. Just days later, she hit the ground running, filming a feature on Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson. 

She underwent a second surgery on Nov. 1 and was told a month later that she wouldn't need radiation or chemotherapy. 

The American Cancer Society estimates that 12,820 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in 2017. 

Andrews' stalking trial 

This comes months after the end of Andrews' long court battle against two hotel companies and her stalker, Michael David Barrett, who secretly filmed her through a peephole in her room. Barrett then posted the nude video of Andrews on the internet. 

Andrews is scheduled to cover Super Bowl LI as Fox's primary sideline reporter on Feb. 5. 


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