ET First: Robin Quivers Talks Cancer & Hair Loss

by 9:26 AM PDT, October 03, 2013
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Robin Quivers is opening up about her 17-month battle with cancer and told ET in a new interview that one of the most difficult parts of dealing with her illness was losing her hair. 

"You don't realize how important hair is until it's gone," Quivers said. "And even during the time that I was feeling fine and didn't have any hair I didn't really want to be in public all that much. I didn't want to be seen because I didn't feel that I looked like myself. I felt that I looked sick at that point. Before the chemo you couldn’t look at me and tell that something was going on but when you lose your hair people can tell."

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The 61-year-old sidekick on Howard Stern's long-running radio show recently opened up about her battle over the past year with a cancerous tumor in her bladder that was successfully cured through a combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

Quivers also speaks about how nutrition aided her recovery in her new book, The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life, available now.

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