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Former Gannett8 medical reporter Janet St. James announces she has "invasive breast cancer."


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Former Gannett8 medical reporter Janet St. James revealed Thursday that she has “invasive breast cancer that has spread to my lymph nodes.”

St. James, who left the station on March 17th after a 19-year career and the last 15 as the D-FW market’s premiere medical correspondent, said she’ll soon have a double mastectomy before determining whether to have radiation or chemotherapy treatment.

In an accompanying video on her Facebook page Thursday, St. James said she had a mammogram in November and “that was clean.”

Diagnosed on Good Friday, St. James has taken a new job as vice president for strategic communications at HCA North Texas. She was scheduled to start on Friday, April 10th. HCA is “standing by me in this time of crisis,” she emphasized.

Her Facebook post is headlined, “I am fierce, strong. But I have breast cancer.”

She has our best wishes for a full recovery.

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