After being admitted last April 2 at a Los Angeles Hospital, actress Farrah Fawcett was reportedly released after a scary moment which many linked to her controversial cancer illness. She was discharged and was assisted by actor Ryan O’Neal.
She had been admitted for treatment for internal bleeding that was not directly linked to her cancer.
“She’s walking and in great in spirits and looking forward to celebrating Easter at home,” said Dr. Lawrence Piro, in an interview with People magazine.
“Her home has been stocked with her favorite teas and food and she’s looking forward to enjoying them,” he said.
The “Charlie’s Angels” actress, 62, entered the hospital on April 2.
She was first diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006 and this round of treatment was the latest in a series of setbacks in her cancer battle.
Fawcett was treated for a hematoma that resulted from bleeding in a stomach muscle after a “minor” procedure in Germany, Piro said.
“Farrah was discharged [Thursday] afternoon from the hospital and is at home. She was accompanied by Ryan,” said Piro.
“The pain from the hematoma has improved tremendously,” he said.
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Farrah Fawcett, the actress who gained noticed as one of the famed Charlie’s Angels series, has been reportedly admitted to a hospital. Nothing specific has been divulged but presumably it has something to do with her fight against cancer.
The 62-year-old Charlie’s Angel, who was first diagnosed with the disease in 2006, has been hospitalized in Los Angeles since Thursday. After undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, doctors said Fawcett was cancer free in February 2007, only to see the disease return three months later.
Later that year, she and ex-husband Ryan O’Neal traveled to Germany for embryonic stem cell cancer treatment, an alternative method not available in the United States.
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Sharing Miracles, a 30-minute public affairs television program that tells the compelling and inspirational stories of real patients, will be placing on the spotlight UConn Huskies Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun, one of the most successful coaches in college history with nearly 800 career wins.
This success has not only led him to two NCAA tournament championships, in 1999 and 2004; an NIT championship, in 1988; and six Big East tournament championships, it has also led him to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, where he was enshrined in 2005.
Known for his tenacity, Calhoun attributes his success to the inspiration that he draws from the hundreds of ball players that he has coached. In this month’s episode, he says, “Seeing kids do extraordinary things, I feed off that and I learn from that. Winning or losing a basketball game is really small, very, very small in comparison with winning or losing at life.”
Indeed, Calhoun has been a winner on the court and in life, as a championship-winning coach and as a generous philanthropist. What’s more, he has also survived three bouts with prostate and skin cancer.
Each time he was diagnosed, he characteristically took control and chose an aggressive course of action: “I said to my doctor, ‘It doesn’t belong in my body. I’m willing to fight just like I’ll fight anything else, like I fight on the court, like I’ve fought all my life. I want this out of my body as quickly as possible.’”
Now, he speaks out about his experience with cancer and encourages others to seek regular screening. In fact, after he announced his diagnosis with prostate cancer, a record number of men in Connecticut sought screening, as well. “That put a smile on my face, because people were being made aware of something that could often be taken care of,” he says.
The new episode debuts March 1.