If you've spent any time watching the local broadcast news in Birmingham during the past three decades, you have likely seen Pam Huff, currently an anchor on ABC 33/40, on your television.
Earlier this week, Huff revealed she has breast cancer and will undergo treatment beginning next month.
Prayers and good thoughts appreciated! pic.twitter.com/hmxBgJBwJb— Pam Huff (@pamabc3340) July 20, 2022
"I have some personal news to share with you this afternoon," Huff said. "Every year since I was 35, I have had a mammogram. There have been a couple of scares along the way, but it was always fine until now. I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I really do feel so blessed because my doctors caught it early, and it has not spread into my lymph nodes. I want to share this with you, though, for several reasons. First, I'm going to begin chemotherapy in early August. With my particular kind of breast cancer, the plan is to do the chemo first. Then that will be followed by a lumpectomy probably in January.
"So, I'm going to be needing a wig. My friends here at the anchor desk have all agreed to go with me to help pick that out. Something tells me before this is all said and done that James [Spann] might try on one as well."
Huff stressed the need for annual mammograms.
"Secondly, and much more seriously, I do want to remind all of you of the importance of those annual mammograms," Huff said. "Mine was clear in 2021. The cancer that I have is considered aggressive, and it developed within the last 12 months. So please, don't put off getting a mammogram. I'm in my 60s, and breast cancer was not on my radar. But here we are."
Huff also cited her faith, saying she believed God would help her with the difficulties along the way and pledged to come back "stronger than ever."
"Finally, I want you to know I am a woman of great faith, and I know that God has me every single step of the way," Huff said. "I've already seen that. He's not finished with me yet. I'm going to work through this. I'm going to come out on the other side stronger than ever. But right now, I ask for your prayers. I ask for your good wishes. And I thank you for all of your support through all of these decades on the air.
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