Erin Andrews Reveals Her Secret Battle With Cancer

After undergoing surgery for cervical cancer, Andrews speaks out for the first time.
1:24 | 01/24/17

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Next tonight here, Erin Andrews revealing her battle with cancer. The "Dancing with the stars" co-host and sports reporter speaking out for the first time about undergoing surgery for cervical cancer. Returning to the football sidelines just days later. Here's ABC's kayna Whitworth. Reporter: Tonight Erin Andrews is revealing her private battle with cervical cancer in a new interview with "Sports illustrated." The "Dancing with the stars" co-host and NFL sideline reporter, saying she was diagnosed after a checkup St summer. Andrews had to miss two tapings of "Dancing with the stars." She had surgery, but was able to make every football game saying, "Sports were my escape." They believe they got all the cancer out. And she still has to get screening but they're cautiously optimistic. Reporter: Andrews' battle comes on the heels of a new study showing the death rates of dying from cervical cancer, may be greater than previously thought. But doctors say that routine screenings can save lives. Cervical cancer doesn't discriminate, it happens and the key is recognizing it early and treating it promptly. Reporter: As for Andrews she says after her public and painful civil case last year against a stalker, she came to believe in her own strength, saying, hey. I have cancer, but I am strong and I can do this. Andrews told her doctor she didn't want to miss a football game and she didn't. Just four months after her surgery she will be covering the biggest game of the year, the super bowl. Thank you. When we come becomer hoo, the flu, and the spiking cases

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