The Howard Stern Show’s Co-Host Shares Sad News
Some people are diagnosed with cancer, it progresses quickly, and tragically before they can even wrap their minds around what’s happening, they’re gone. Other people are diagnosed with cancer, catch it early enough, fight it, and win the battle. Then, some people are diagnosed with cancer, fight it, and live a long time with the diagnosis without ever really being completely cancer-free. Robin Quivers is one of those people.
Quivers, who is a co-host on The Howard Stern Show, was first diagnosed with cancer of the endometrium back in 2012. In 2023, she’s “still here” and still fighting the battle.
According to the American Cancer Society, cancer of the endometrium is cancer in the lining of the uterus and is the most common gynecological cancer in the United States. Approximately 66,000 women are diagnosed with cancer of the endometrium each year, but Quivers’ diagnosis was a little bit less common. The type of cancer she has is a rare form of stage 3C endometrial cancer.
When she was first diagnosed, she fought cancer with a combination of radiation, chemotherapy, and medication. Thankfully, her side effects weren’t too bad. She told PEOPLE, “I was pretty tired, but I felt fine.”
The Howard Stern Show”s Robin Quivers on Living With Endometrial Cancer for Over a Decade: ‘I’m Still Here’ (Exclusive) https://t.co/U3fNGWCFxE
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Quivers managed to beat the cancer temporarily. She was cancer-free for three years, but in 2016, the cancer came back. Since then, to manage the cancer and try to prevent it from getting worse, Quivers undergoes immunotherapy infusions.
Despite her health battle over the past 11 years, Quivers is keeping a positive outlook on life. She explained, “I feel fine. It’s been 11 years of dealing with this — and I’m still here.” She added, “I’m interested in everybody having a fuller life, more options and knowing what’s possible.”
Part of that “fuller life” includes enjoying the finer things in life, like a bottle of wine at dinner. Watch the video below to hear Howard Stern and Quivers explain what happened one time when Stern let Quivers select a bottle of wine.
Quivers is grateful that Stern and her other coworkers were there for her in the early days of her diagnosis, when the battle was the hardest. She explained that they “surrounded me and made this network to take care of me. I never had to ask for anything. It was just overwhelming.”