Suzanne Somers Battling Cancer Again
According to actress Suzanne Somers’ husband, Alan Hamel, “Suzanne has lived with cancer all her life.” She was first diagnosed with cancer in her 20s. She has battled both skin cancer and breast cancer. Now, Somers and Hamel have recently revealed that she recently battled breast cancer a second time.
Yesterday, in a post on Instagram, Somers posted a pictures of herself with Hamel. She wrote, “As you know, I had breast cancer two decades ago, and every now and then it pops up again, and I continue to bat it down.” She added, “This is not new territory for me. I know how to put on my battle gear and I’m a fighter.”
She credited her husband for being there for her “every step of the way” during her cancer battle. She wrote, “I can’t even explain how much he has done for me. If it’s even possible, we are even closer than ever.”
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In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, Somers also mentioned her recent cancer battle. She explained, “It’s a recurrence of my breast cancer. Like any cancer patient, when you get that’s dreaded, ‘It’s back’ you get a pit in your stomach. Then I put on my battle gear and go to war. This is familiar battleground for me and I’m very tough.”
Somers explained that her diet is one reason she and her doctors believe that she is still alive today. She shared, “My doctors said that if I didn’t lead a chemical free life, supported by bio- identical hormones, I would not likely be here today.”
After she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, Somers eliminated chemicals from her food and beauty products, switched to an organic diet and focused on healthy habits like getting enough sleep.
Hamel spoke to Page Six about Somers’ cancer battle. He explained that Somers “has now dealt with her cancer once again.” He added that “on June 6, she got an all-clear, but cancer is tricky and we will now closely monitor everything going forward.”
According to Hamel, right now Somers is choosing to prioritize her health over her career.