Elisabeth Hasselbeck Reveals Cancer Scare on TV: I Had a Tumor

by Jackie Willis 8:15 AM PST, November 14, 2014
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck had an emotional return to Fox and Friends on Friday.

The 37-year-old TV personality disclosed on the conservative morning news show that she had to go under the knife after her doctors found a tumor on her abdomen. Fearing it could be cancerous, she was advised to have surgery to remove it by the end of the month. Thankfully, the tumor was not cancerous and Hasselbeck was able to return to work.

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"I had a scary week when we didn't know what the results were," she told viewers as she sat between her co-hosts, Steve Doocy and Eric Bolling (who was filling in for Brian Kilmeade). "But I'm okay. Everything came back okay. Surgery's not fun, but it is necessary to find out if you have something really terrible."

The former co-host of The View also expressed her gratitude to those supporting her during this scary time. "I could not be more thankful for my family and my friends who've stuck by me with incredible support," she said. "I'm certainly not a person who takes a lot for granted, but I certainly don't take it for granted now."

Hasselbeck broke down a bit when her three kids made a video welcoming her back to work, but the surprises didn't stop there. Her View co-host Sherri Shepherd was also on set to greet her friend.

"I can't believe I'm seeing this girl. I'm just so excited to be here," Shepherd said, smiling from ear to ear.

Shepherd then showered her gal pal with lots of compliments, proclaiming, "The girl took 30 percent of the audience when she left The View!"

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Hasselbeck got quite the welcome back gesture from Doocy and Bolling after she revealed her "clean and clear bill of health." Her co-hosts got her a celebratory cake!

"Thank you Cake Boss!" the gluten-free Hasselbeck said of the sweet treat. 

Bolling added, "Wherever you are."

As ET reported on Thursday, Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Thursday morning.

While Hasselbeck was preparing her return to TV, Garth Brooks was sharing an emotional moment with ET. See the country crooner reconnect with a cancer-stricken fan that he serenaded over the weekend.