Television host Samantha Harris says she has breast cancer

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

Television host Samantha Harris revealed that she’s battling breast cancer. The popular TV host worked on Entertainment Tonight and Dancing with the Stars.

Harris explained on Entertainment Tonight how she found a lump in her breast, and after seeking out three different opinions is working with doctors in terms of treatment.

The television host said that got a routine mammogram that was inconclusive, but then went to a specialist who found the lump in her breast. Harris told People, "It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest.”

People reports that Harris is planning to undergo surgery for a double mastectomy in order to treat the cancer. She has taken steps to deal with the problem, and Harris said that she already had one lumpectomy. She says that the decision to get the surgery has “made her feel calmer.”

Harris also said that she will survive her cancer for her young daughters. The TV host noted she would be there to help plan their future weddings and "they better like the dress I pick."

According to the Associated Press, Harris' prognosis, at this point, is optimistic, the TV personality noted.

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