NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell Reveals She Has Breast Cancer (Video)

4:34 PM PST 09/07/2011 by Patrick Kevin Day

The foreign affairs correspondent assures viewers of a “terrific prognosis” and urges regular cancer screening.

Andrea Mitchell, NBC News' chief foreign affairs correspondent, revealed publicly on MSNBC on Wednesday that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. However, she was quick to reassure viewers that the cancer had been caught early and she is "already back at work" and has "a terrific prognosis."

Mitchell, who hosts Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC and is married to former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, told viewers in a personal note on her broadcast, or as she put it, "How I spent my summer vacation."

She said, "I had planned to be hiking in Wyoming last week, but instead discovered that I am now among the one in eight women in this country -- incredibly, one in eight -- who have breast cancer."

She continued, "I'm looking at this as one of life's lessons" and urged women to have regular breast cancer screenings.

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