MSNBC host and NBC's chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell reported some troubling personal news this week.
The 64-year-old journalist shared with her viewers at the end of Andrea Mitchell Reports that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Fortunately, doctors caught the cancer early during an annual screening and had not spread.
While her prognosis is "terrific", she emphasized the importance of attending regular check ups, saying:
"I’m looking at this as another of life’s lessons. For you women out there and for the men who love you, screening matters. Do it."
We're so sorry to hear of her illness, but are inspired by her strength to turn a negative experience into a positive one by educating her viewers on the importance of screenings!
Watch her inspiring message above advocating breast cancer prevention and research for a cure!
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