A top US television presenter has spoken out about her fertility struggles while recovering from brain tumour surgery
Maria Menounos who,until recently was the E! News anchor, had a benign tumour the size of a golf ball removed.
The 39-year-old has spoken to People Magazine about the non-cancerous tumour and her desire to move forward with fertility treatment.
Maria, who is engaged to her fiance, Kevin Undergaro, discovered she had a brain tumour following a scan earlier this year.
Her mother is battling stage four brain cancer, so her diagnosis came as quite a shock
She said at the time: “It is so surreal and crazy and unbelievable that my mom has a brain tumour, and now I have one too?”
She is currently recovering from her surgery having announced she is stepping down from her co-anchor role at E! Entertainment.
The presenter and journalist told People magazine this week that she plans to concentrate on ‘passionate projects’ and having a family with Kevin via IVF.
The couple, who have been together for nearly 20 years, have been trying to get pregnant for several years and Maria revealed she was relieved not to be expecting when she got the benign tumour diagnosis.
She said that when pregnant the type of tumour she had can grow rapidly, which would not be good news for anyone.
We send Maria so much love and hope for a speedy recovery.
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