Erin Andrews has big plans for the future after beating cervical cancer.
The sportscaster and “Dancing with the Stars” host has been cancer-free for a year, and she says she’d like to expand her family with husband Jarret Stoll.
“I definitely want it. Even though I’m crazy on the sidelines and doing other things with ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ absolutely,” Andrews told host Michael Strahan on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Tuesday. “I didn’t have to have a hysterectomy and so … I’m fully capable of having a baby, but that’s because I went and got tested and because we were able to treat it early, and that’s all you need to tell the women in your life.”
Andrews, 39, shared the importance of women visiting their doctors and getting screened even when they’re feeling well, noting that she felt “absolutely fine” before she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016.
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“When I went to get my annual exam, and they called me back and said something’s wrong, everybody said … ‘There’s nothing’s wrong with you. You’re healthy. You go work out all the time.’ There are no symptoms, and that’s what makes this something that should urge you to go to the doctor more,” she said.
Andrews, who covers the NFL for Fox Sports, returned to cover a matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys just three days after she underwent surgery following her diagnosis.
She told Strahan she was eager to return to reporting quickly because it gave her a sense of normalcy.
“That’s where I feel better, is on the sidelines,” Andrews said. “I could forget about it, but it’s where I felt like this is me. And also, Stra, I didn’t want to think anything was a big deal. I really didn’t.”
Erin Andrews reveals she battled cervical cancer in 2016
Andrews, who married Stoll — a former NHL player — in 2017, has spoken about her journey overcoming cancer in the past as well.
She told NBC’s Megyn Kelly last year that her doctor told her she’d need a second operation following the first surgery and recommended a hysterectomy.
But Andrews consulted with another doctor and opted for a less-invasive operation, which was successful.
She learned from her oncologist that she was cancer-free ahead of an episode of “Dancing with the Stars.”
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