Amber Marchese learned she was battling cancer again earlier this spring, and now her husband Jim is sharing that she has successfully undergone a partial mastectomy to remove a tumor from one of her breasts.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star had the surgery on Monday to remove the new lump and surrounding tissue and is now recovering from it before taking the next steps. "The surgery was close to four hours," Jim tells E! News. "They removed the tumor and more than 20 millimeters surrounding it. She was in a good deal of pain last night, but she's been resting and she's coming home today. After this, she'll have five weeks of radiation and then another surgery."
Jim reveals that the fan support has been helping the RHONJ star. "She's really appreciative of everyone's thoughts and prayers," he says. "She'll be back on her feet in a few days. She's going to keep going and keep fighting."
This is the second time Amber has received treatment for the disease after undergoing a double mastectomy following a diagnosis six years ago. After revealing that the lump she unexpectedly found was confirmed as cancerous in April, she shared how rare it is for the disease to return after all those precautionary measures. "This is not common. I want people to understand that," she said earlier this month to People. "My case is not the average case."
At the time she also spoke to E! News about the diagnosis. "I'm going to handle this with grace, positivity and faith," she shared. "I don't know why this is happening to me, but it is. So I have to turn it into an opportunity to raise awareness. Some good has to come from this."
[Source: E! News]