Linda Pellegrino Goes Public With Cancer Fight

March 27, 2011 Updated Mar 27, 2011 at 9:23 AM EDT

By WKBW Admin

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March 27, 2011 Updated Mar 27, 2011 at 9:23 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Channel 7's Linda Pellegrino has covered countless medical issues in the more than 20 years she has hosted "AM Buffalo" here on Channel 7, but now she has a personal message.

Linda recently underwent surgery for breast cancer, and she is sharing her experience with viewers.

Upon returning to the airwaves, Linda candidly discussed her situation with the doctors who treated her. Linda had both breasts removed, followed by reconstructive surgery, on the same February day.

Despite having no history of breast cancer in her family, the mammography Linda had on December 7th of last year showed she had two different types of cancer in both breasts. Linda then began her journey to recovery, and is now facing a round of chemotherapy in several weeks.

The one key message Linda and her doctors want to impart is to get a mammography, get checkups, and as Linda says, "meet medical science halfway."

Eyewitness News Anchor Joanna Pasceri has her story.