Another Sportscaster Takes On Cancer

Monday, December 24, 2007

This is beginning to turn into an epidemic and not something you ever want to see. Another Sportscaster is going to have to battle the big C and it's the second woman in recent months to be diagnosed with the disease.

Fox Sports anchor/reporter Jeanne Zelasko learned this week she has a form of thyroid cancer and will have surgery after her assignments covering the Cotton and Orange bowls for the network next week.

"I'm fine, I'm in great spirits," Zelasko, who lives in Valencia, said Friday. She says she still has not explained what's going on to her 5-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter.

"I have had knowledge of my thyroid disorder for three years. Thyroid disorders are not uncommon. I get my blood levels checked twice a year. Ironically, I just had my blood checked and it looks great. I guess they have to look for a tumor marker in the blood. And who knew to look for that on a routine test."
That's a testament to all of us who skip out on physicals (including myself). Zelasko follows Erine Johnson, Stuart Scott, and Robin Roberts who have all been diagnosed with the disease recently. Best of luck Jeanne, our thoughts are with you.

Someone tell "Real Life" to quit making it's way into all of our Sports.

Zelasko Waiting ‘Till After Bowls To Tackle Cancer (Sports by Brooks)
Fox's Zelasko to undergo thyroid cancer treatment (Farther Off the Wall)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:23 AM


so sad to hear. she's one of my favs. hope she gets well soon, i always like her covering baseball on fox.

Tina said...
Dec 24, 2007, 9:54:00 AM  

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