ESPN reporter Hannah Storm shares breast cancer diagnosis

Last Modified: 3rd Mar

ESPN reporter Hannah Storm has announced her breast cancer diagnosis.

Storm, 61, shared the news while on Good Morning America that her doctors discovered an early form of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). The diagnosis was made after she underwent a routine mammogram, ultrasound, and biopsy in November 2023.

Hannah Storm (Source: Getty Images)

She spoke to host Robin Roberts, “I was shocked. I had no risk factors. I have no breast cancer in my family. I did not have a lump. I did not have pain.”

“I don’t have any genetic predisposition to breast cancer and what I came to learn is the vast majority of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer don’t have risk factors, and so, I gotta say, I was shocked, scared,” she added.

Hannah Storm (Source: Getty Images)

Since the routine diagnosis was able to detect the Sportscenter anchor’s cancer in the early stage, she can be easily treated with a lumpectomy. The surgical procedure which involves surgical removal of a discrete portion or lump of breast tissue is expected to put her off work only for a week.

“I was able to go back to work and cover the Super Bowl, which was a real blessing,” Storm shared.

“I’m also taking a drug called tamoxifen that blocks all the estrogen and progesterone, which apparently, my cells feed off of that. I’m taking this for the next three years,” the reporter revealed.

She further shared that she had initially planned to keep her diagnosis private and only shared her health issue in hopes it could help other women.

Hannah Storm, Dan Hicks with daughters (Source: ABC)

Storm who shared three daughters with husband Dan Hicks said, “I think about having daughters too and the importance of them understanding and advocating for their health and what you can do. This is how you find it. You find it through getting your yearly mammograms.”

She further explained, “This is how you find out that you have breast cancer and if you find out that you have it in the earliest form, it’s so treatable. There’s so much that you can do about it.”

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