Maria Menounos Has had a difficult year as she was diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer and had surgery while expecting a child via surrogacy.
“I was feeling great, and then I was slapped with a new diagnosis,” Menounos explained. People, “I’ll shout out loud, I was inconsistent.”
the former Excessive The host told the magazine about her health that she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (which runs in her family) last year. Menounos said she was “crushing it” by October after being prescribed insulin and going on a strict diet.
However, by November, the former I! news The host was back in the hospital “with excruciating abdominal pain accompanied by diarrhea”. Menounos did more tests but the result was nothing.
With the pain continuing to affect Menounos’ quality of life, he underwent more studies and obtained a full-body MRI. The results of those tests showed that he had a height of 3.9 cm. Mass on his pancreas which resulted in cancer.
“I’m like ‘How in the world can I have a brain tumor and pancreatic cancer?’ He said. “I could imagine I was going to have a baby.”
Catching it at stage 2, Menounos was able to have surgery to remove the tumor “along with part of her pancreas, her spleen, a large fibroid, and 17 lymph nodes”.
Menounos said that the process was “extremely painful”, but was able to overcome it with good support from his side. Doctors have assured the television host that she does not require additional treatment, apart from annual scans, for the next five years.
“God gave me a miracle. I am going to appreciate having him in my life so much more than I did before this trip,” she said.
Menounos is now expecting a baby girl with husband Keven Undergaro this summer.