‘It saved my life’ – Darien, a breast cancer survivor, encourages women to get mammograms

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'It saved my life' - Darien, a breast cancer survivor, encourages women to get mammograms

Updated on: Oct 14, 2021, 7:14pm

Rachelle Wilkos is
married to talk show host Steve Wilkos, who tapes his shows in Stamford. She
tells News 12 that following her diagnosis, she had a double mastectomy at
Stamford Hospital and needed chemotherapy and medication – but no radiation.

“You think, ‘it’s not going to happen to me, it doesn’t
apply to me,’ but it does and when I went in that day – I did it. I’m so
grateful that I did because I wouldn’t be able to be here for children, my
husband, and because I did that it saved my life,” she says.

Rachelle Wilkos
says her family helped get her through the cancer and that it was scary. She
says, though, that early detection is incredibly important or her situation
could’ve been much worse.

Story Highlights

  • Oct 14, 2021, 7:14pm

  • The wife of a
    national celebrity is coming forward to tell her story about breast cancer and
    how a routine mammogram led to her diagnosis two years ago.

Rachelle Wilkos
finished her treatment in March and is now free of cancer.