Andrea Mitchell Announces She Has Cancer

Sep 8, 2011, 07:22 by R.E. Christian

U.S. broadcast journalist Andrea Mitchell said Wednesday she recently started treatment for breast cancer.

"I had planned to be hiking in Wyoming last week, but instead discovered that I am now among the 1 in 8 women in this country -- incredibly 1 in 8 -- who have had breast cancer," quoted the 64-year-old reporter and anchor as saying on her MSNBC show, "Andrea Mitchell Reports."

Mitchell, who also is chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News, went on to explain her illness "was discovered during my annual screening just a short time ago."

"Luckily for me, I am one of the fortunate ones; we discovered it in the earliest stage, it hadn't spread, and I'm already back at work with a terrific prognosis," Mitchell said.

Source: UPI