ESPN’s Holly Rowe’s Cancer Has Returned And Spread


It’s been over two years since medical doctors first removed a tumor from the chest of ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe.  Barely a year after she began treatment for a new tumor, she is unfortunately confronting cancer once again.

According to the AP, Rowe’s melanoma has returned and has spread this time around. Rowe has already been undergoing treatment for much of the past 16 months, and she is reportedly heading for a CAT scan this Monday and will proceed from there.

Rowe’s newest diagnosis comes right on the heels of her signing a new contract extension that will keep her at ESPN for the near future. On Thursday, she wrote a letter on ESPN Front announcing her extension and providing an update on her treatment.

“I am still working on getting rid of this pesky cancer. My treatments continue, but I am living a beautiful and blessed existence. I am so touched by the coaches, players, fans and viewers who have reached out with love, support, and prayers.”

Rowe then expressed how she feared losing her job as part of ESPN’s layoffs last month.

“I was really grateful because my contract was up in April,” she said. “It would have been so easy for me to be one of those people. For me to have health insurance right now will save my life financially. This is helping me in my recovery. If this had been taken away, it would have been really hard for me.”

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