On Tuesday, the morning news anchor for a television station in Ohio shocked his viewers.
“We’re going to end the show now with a little personal news for me to share. Just over a week ago, I was diagnosed with a pretty rare blood cancer,” anchor Nick Foley said, according to WHIO-TV.
Foley explained that he had multiple myeloma, a malignancy affecting plasma cells in the blood.
“To be totally honest, it’s pretty terrifying and challenging at the same time,” he said.
A co-anchor responded by saying, “We as a team want to say we are praying for you.”
Nick Foley announced that he’s been diagnosed with Myeloma, which is a cancer of the plasma cells. https://t.co/rVwQ25q3i1
— WHIO-TV (@whiotv) April 18, 2023
Later, Foley declared that he would combat the malady.
“The diagnosis is definitely a terrifying development but we’ve had time to process and my family has an incredible support system here in the Miami Valley and beyond. … I plan to follow treatment and radiation to the letter and get the condition under control,” he said.
WHIO reported that Foley’s treatment regimen will include five months of medication and treatment and ten days of radiation.
Foley stated that he intends to appear on television as often as feasible.
“I don’t plan on going anywhere and want my story to perhaps be a reminder to others to listen to their bodies and seek care immediately if something is not right,” he said.
According to the Mayo Clinic, cancerous plasma cells develop in the bone marrow and produce abnormal proteins that are harmful to the body in multiple myeloma.
According to Cancer.net, the five-year relative survival rate for multiple myeloma in the United States is approximately 58%.
Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis- Survival Rates https://t.co/ROocpYRVFJ via @PBeatingCancer #myeloma
— PeopleBeatingCancer (@PBeatingCancer) April 11, 2023
Age, overall health, and the stage at which the cancer is detected can all influence a person’s ability to fight cancer, according to the website.
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On the WHIO website, Foley wrote that he has spent “25 years in the television news industry beginning my career in Northern Maine with stops in Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania as well.” CONTINUE READING…