Veteran News 12 anchor Carol Silva reveals cancer diagnosis

Posted: Updated:

Longtime News 12 Long Island anchor Carol Silva revealed Friday that she has been diagnosed with stage four cancer.

Silva said that she learned of the diagnosis two weeks ago. She underwent surgery last week and began Gamma Knife and other medical treatments this week.

“I have all the confidence in the world because we are so lucky to live where there are literally the best doctors in the world – mine happen to be at Northwell,” she said in a video posted on Facebook. “Also because I have the most amazing family behind me, and they just know what I want before I even wanted it.”

 
User: Carol Silva To: link

Silva expressed admiration for others who have battled cancer and urged anyone who feels there is something wrong in their body to see a doctor and trust your instincts.

“If you think about me, send me some positive thoughts, some positive energy, some prayers – because I take a look at the long list of people who are doing that and that seems to be making a world of difference for me,” she said. “Thank you, think of me, and I’ll be back.”

Silva had said earlier this year that she was stepping away from the anchor desk.

MORECarol Silva inducted into LI Journalism Hall of Fame 
MORE: Longtime News 12 anchor Carol Silva announces retirement 

To Carol from everyone at News 12: We love you and are thinking about you and your family. 

 

  • SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • Congress holds public hearings in impeachment inquiry

    Congress holds public hearings in impeachment inquiry

    Photos from the public congressional hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and his administration's dealings with Ukraine.
    Photos from the public congressional hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and his administration's dealings with Ukraine.
  • Dog Day Fridays for Nov. 15

    Dog Day Fridays for Nov. 15

    Friday, November 15 2019 10:28 AM EST2019-11-15 15:28:42 GMT
    This week's dogs are up for adoption at Ruff House Rescue. The shelter is located in Oceanside. Their phone number is 516-306-4998.This week's dogs are up for adoption at Ruff House Rescue. The shelter is located in Oceanside. Their phone number is 516-306-4998.
    This week's dogs are up for adoption at Ruff House Rescue. The shelter is located in Oceanside. Their phone number is 516-306-4998.This week's dogs are up for adoption at Ruff House Rescue. The shelter is located in Oceanside. Their phone number is 516-306-4998.
    This week's dogs are up for adoption at Ruff House Rescue. The shelter is located in Oceanside. Their phone number is 516-306-4998.
    This week's dogs are up for adoption at Ruff House Rescue. The shelter is located in Oceanside. Their phone number is 516-306-4998.
  • Thanksgiving Day 2019 Shopping Guide

    Thanksgiving Day 2019 Shopping Guide

    If you are looking to start your holiday shopping before the turkey is out of the oven, here are stores that will be opened for Thanksgiving.
    If you are looking to start your holiday shopping before the turkey is out of the oven, here are stores that will be opened for Thanksgiving. 
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."