Former Seven news and FOX Sports host Sandy Roberts revealed that he has been diagnosed with myeloma, an incurable cancer that has the lowest survival rate of all blood cancers.
Roberts, 73, was diagnosed in May 2022 telling News Corp: ‘I ended up in the hospital and was told I had no broken bones or internal injuries, but that I did have cancer.
“That’s right; we had no idea. If I hadn’t fallen, who knows what the outcome would have been.
“It was such a shock. I had had open heart surgery three months earlier and came away feeling great.
Myeloma develops from malignant plasma cells in the bone marrow, causing health problems including a weakened immune system, bone destruction, and decreased kidney function.
Roberts retired after 46 years of broadcasting in 2019 and is now raising awareness of the disease.
“There are trials all over the world. I’m asking for help treating myeloma,” she said.
Source: FOX Sports