Maria Menounos reveals brain tumor battle, quits E! News

Pierre Vaugeois
Juillet 5, 2017

WWE has a great relationship with a number of non wrestling personalities and Maria Menounos has been a great representative since 2009. News amid her battle with a brain tumor.

Menounos' surgeon was able to remove nearly 100% of the tumor, which was benign, during a complicated seven-hour surgery, she told the publication.

Though the tumor, a benign meningioma, was successfully removed, she has made a decision to take a leave of absence to focus on her health and be with her mother, Litsa Menounos, who is now fighting stage 4 brain cancer.

Dr. Black said he was able to remove 99.9% of the tumor and upon hearing this Menounos said "He said there's a six to seven percent chance that we'll see it come back". "But I'll take those odds any day".

Menounos, 39, joined E! in 2014 and began co-hosting its news program the following year. The cable network said it believes Menounos will tackle her health struggles "with the same fierce dedication she is known for". Entertainment, said in a statement.

"I just want to be still for a bit and see what I'm supposed to be in this world", Menounos said.

The diagnosis came after Menounos began feeling lightheaded on set and suffering from headaches and slurred speech in February.

In a rather unusual turn of events, despite going through an obvious traumatic experience Menounos sees her ordeal as a "blessing" that has brought her family closer. "I didn't cry. I actually laughed", she said of the moment she was diagnosed. "My perspective on life is completely different now", she continued.

She reflected on her courage to go get the MRI in the interview, saying, "We're caretakers as women, and we put ourselves last". How come when our body is making weird noises, we ignore it?

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