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Welcome back! Danielle Wiggins returns to WKYC after breast cancer surgery

'Doctors say test results show no need for chemotherapy in my breast cancer treatment plan and I was cleared to slowly return to my normal life.'

CLEVELAND — She's back!

We're thrilled to announce that 3News' Danielle Wiggins is back with us at WKYC after undergoing surgery following a breast cancer diagnosis, which she publicly announced nearly two months ago.

“I feel good," she said upon her return during the 6 a.m. broadcast on GO! Friday morning. "It’s interesting because the last time we sat here we were in tears. There was a lot of fear because, for me, the unknown. I didn’t know what stage it was. I didn’t know if it spread. I didn’t know those things. Right now, those unknowns have been answered. I had the surgery. They removed the detectable cancer. It was stage one. It did not spread, so it did not metastasize. That was great news.”

She also said testing shows that she does not need chemotherapy.

“For me, right now, it’s just maintaining and taking the pills to make sure that the cancer doesn’t return," Wiggins explained.

Wiggins also wanted to take a moment to express her gratitude for the love she's felt during these recent weeks.

"I am so thankful to all of you for your support, all of the viewers for all of the cards that they sent," she said.

Wiggins will be easing back into her role here at 3News, so stay with us as she makes her full return throughout the days and weeks ahead.

Before her surgery, Wiggins made the following statement: "I want life. I want people who bring life around me. On the morning show, it has been a great distraction. You’ll hear me in the background laughing, but it helps because it brings life.”

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Earlier this week, Wiggins shared this update about her recovery.

“My hairstylist will have to put making that wig for me on hold. Doctors say test results show no need for chemotherapy in my breast cancer treatment plan and I was cleared to slowly return to my normal life,” she wrote. “Praising God that the weapon formed against me did not have the chance to prosper.”

She included the following hashtags, too:

  • #EarlyDetection
  • #Prayer
  • #GreatMedicalTeam
  • #GreatPeopleAroundMe

In a previous update last month, Wiggins announced that her procedure “went well.”

“My medical team at the Cleveland Clinic was able to extract the known cancer through surgery. I was recently informed the cancer was caught in the early stages. (That breast self-exam I told you about in the story shared on WKYC Channel 3 - Cleveland and not delaying my first mammogram screening were key to early detection.)”

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published on March 18, 2022.

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