ESPN reporter Holly Rowe told The Associated Press some unfortunate news. Her cancer, which she was first diagnosed with over two years ago, has returned and spread.
The news comes after ESPN announced that Rowe’s contract had been extended. Rowe had thought that she could potentially be one of the ESPN employees laid off, as a number of high profile reporters and personalities were let go last month.
Rowe told the AP that doing her job — she’s covered a variety of sports including college football in her 20-plus years at ESPN — helps keep her mind off her cancer treatments.
“I don’t think about having cancer when I’m out here,” Rowe said. “Monday, I have a CAT scan and have treatment. I’ll be a cancer patient on Monday. I’m not thinking about it today.”
Per the report, Rowe is due for treatment every 21 days. The month of May happens to be melanoma awareness month, and Rowe was very well aware of the fact.
“When in doubt, check it out and cover up. There’s no suntan in the world worth what I’m going through right now,” Rowe said. “Wear long sleeves and cover up.”