Miller broke her silence after the surgery last week, sharing a photo of herself from her hospital bed. "So much gratitude and love for those who listened, those who looked deeper and those who leapt into action. So much more I wish I could say......about how quickly your life can change at the hands of others. Thanks for 🙏🏻❤️ #abbyleemiller #abbylee #aldc #aldcla #aldcalways #dancemoms #iwilldance," she captioned the pic.
JoJo Siwa Says Abby Lee Miller Is in 'Good Spirits' Following Potential Cancer Diagnosis (Exclusive)
Burkitt Lymphoma, which is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma, is a form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system and starts in antibody-producing B cells, which are part of the immune system.
Miller's orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Hooman Melamed, told ET last week that Miller's diagnosis was still pending a pathology report. “People who have been diagnosed with this have a good prognosis," he said. "We’ll know more details soon."
As for her back surgery, Dr. Melamed revealed that the outcome was "looking really good" but that Miller wasn't "out of the woods yet."
"She will need another surgery in her spine but she has a lot more movement in her arms, legs and toes," he explained. "Forget paralysis -- if she waited much longer she would’ve died from this."