09/09/2013 02:42 pm ET

Robin Quivers Discusses Cancer Battle On Howard Stern Show

Longtime radio personality and Howard Stern's co-host Robin Quivers revealed Monday that she has been battling cancer for the last year.

Quivers opened up about her cancer diagnosis on Stern's Sept. 9 SiriusXM show. She revealed to fans doctors discovered a tumor in her pelvis in 2012 and said she might have to have her colon removed. The 61-year-old has been battling the illness for the past year and has not been in the studio for "The Howard Stern Show."

Stern said the situation was so dire he began making funeral arrangements.

Quivers said the surgery to remove the tumor took eight hours because it was so large and it was lying on all the organs in her pelvis. She said doctors were unsure how to operate at one point because of the massive size.

"Robin means more to me than anything," Stern said. "Just seeing her go through this just f**king tore me up."

Three months ago, Quivers' doctor said she had been cured after radiation, chemotherapy and two surgeries to remove the cancer from the endometrial tissue of her uterus. She is now cancer free.

Quivers has been with Stern since 1981 and last year the subject of her medical condition was broached after she had the tumor removed, Rolling Stone noted. After that, however, the topic was not discussed. Listeners only knew she was working from home.



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