Samantha Harris Shares Breast Cancer Journey
Former “ET” correspondent and “Dancing With the Stars” host Samantha Harris announced in April that she had breast cancer. Since then, the brave wife and mother of two has undergone a double mastectomy and had her lymph nodes removed. Harris has been open with the public and her fans about her battle, creating a video diary that’s airs on “ET.”
According to People, Harris woke up to some bad news after her mastectomy. The doctors had to remove all of her lymph nodes during the surgery. The cancer had spread to those regions and the doctors wanted to prevent any more movement. Fortunately, after the doctors examined the lymph nodes, they found that only one contained cancerous cells. While just a single lymph node was breast-cancer positive, Harris said she may need to begin chemotherapy treatment.
“I am scared by the prospect of chemo, but I know so many inspiring women who have gone through it and, as they told me, ‘rocked it,'” Harris told the source. “If I need it, I will take a deep breath and readjust my focus.”
The star is keeping a positive attitude, as is her family. In her video diary, Harris and her husband shared their excitement over picking the shape and size of the breasts she’ll get with reconstructive surgery.