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08/25/2016 02:16 pm ET

'Days Of Our Lives' Star Kassie DePaiva Reveals She Has Leukemia

The actress made the announcement on her website Thursday.
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“Days of Our Lives” actress Kassie DePaiva announced Thursday that she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The soap star wrote about her diagnosis on her website

I was asked back to play Eve on ‘Days’ and had begun my exciting return. During the 3 week July hiatus I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and have spent 6 of the last 9 weeks in the hospital,” DePaiva wrote.

The actress added, “I will continue treatment over the next 3 months. My prognosis is good, I will not likely need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant, and we expect a complete cure.” 

DePaiva thanked her family, friends and “prayer warriors” for their continued support as she begins treatment. She directed fans to the website Cornellleukemia.com to become a part of ― or donate to ― the Leukemia Fighters group. DePaiva also encouraged fans to sign up to be a donor on bethematch.org.  

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