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Robin Quivers from the Howard Stern Show reveals she had cancer

Robin did a pretty good job keeping this a secret.

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Robin did a pretty good job keeping this a secret.



Robin Quivers, the voice of conscience for shock jock Howard Stern, revealed on the Sirius XM radio show Monday that she had been fighting cancer. But it's funny, see, because she's all better now.

Quivers, 61, said doctors found a tumor in her pelvis in May that turned out to be cancer in the endometrial tissue of her uterus, ABC News said. She underwent two surgeries, lots of chemotherapy and had to work on Stern's show from her home, but only missed two days on the air.

“It never occurred to me not to be on the air,” Quivers said. “When I was on the air, I was pain-free.” She also said that doctors told her three months ago she was "cured." Good to know after surgeons removed a grapefruit-sized tumor following an 8-hour operation.

Stern said he couldn't believe Robin could do that, but "she said the show was the only thing that gave her solace." He wasn't so optimistic.

“I gotta be honest, I thought she was a goner,” Stern said. “I can’t tell you how dire everything seemed.” Yeah, who was going to laugh at his bad jokes during call-ins on the air if she were gone?

[Last modified: Monday, September 9, 2013 5:00pm]


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