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Erin Andrews Reveals She Had Surgery for Cervical Cancer

She returned to the NFL sidelines five days later: "Sports were my escape"

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    Erin Andrews at an event at AOL HQ on January 10, 2017, in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

    Erin Andrews has revealed that she battled cervical cancer during the NFL season.

    The Fox Sports sideline reporter and "Dancing with the Stars" co-host tells Sports Illustrated's MMQB that she underwent surgery for the cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 11 and was back on the sidelines five days later.

    The 38-year-old says that her doctor didn't recommend that she return to work so soon but that "sports were my escape."

    Andrews says she underwent a second procedure on Nov. 1. and was told later that month that radiation and chemotherapy wouldn't be needed.

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    Andrews settled last year with two hotel companies that were found partially to blame for a stalker posting secretly recorded nude video of her on the internet.