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Kasie Hunt Reveals She Had Surgery to Remove Brain Tumor

CNN’s Kasie Hunt shared some heavy news during her interview with People Magazine. The anchor and chief national affairs analyst revealed that she underwent a four-hour operation recently, removing what turned out to be a benign brain tumor.

“I had headaches a few years ago when I was pregnant with my son that we had checked out and that we were just making sure to monitor generally,” Hunt said. “I started getting really bad ones in March of 2021 and made an appointment with a neurologist to see what might be going on.”

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Hunt stated that she has a family history that has dealt with migraines, which is why she assumed were the cause of her recent headaches. However, she noted that a routine MRI scan turned out to show something more serious. 

“But the neurologist sent me for a routine MRI scan just as a new patient intake — and they saw something on the scan,” Hunt said. “They ordered a follow-up just to double-check, and the follow-up showed something that was a little bit more clear. I was still struggling with headaches and things like that.”

Hunt recalls the headaches getting worse in August as it showed some growth. She eventually opted for surgery but did share the concerns she had, considering she has a toddler, and began her new position with CNN.

“Once we learned that, then we really had to take some action, because that was a really scary thing to learn,” Hunt said. “Once you see growth in the brain, that means that there is a tumor growing in the brain.” 

“Suddenly, I have to figure out, what does this mean for us, for our family? It really knocked me back on my heels for a little while. The next step was, okay, what’s the absolute best way to make sure that we can figure out a way to beat this and not let this be something that defines me?”

Following her surgery, Hunt is now on the road to recovery, which she says is difficult because she can’t lift her son. 

“Now that I’m home, the recovery has been going slow,” she says. “But it’s steady — I haven’t had any backsliding,” Hunt said. “I can’t drive, and I can’t lift my son. I can’t lift anything over 10 lbs.; he’s about 30 lbs. And so it breaks my heart a little bit.”

Eduardo Razo
Eduardo Razo
Eduardo Razo is the Assistant Content Editor for BNM, which includes writing daily news stories on the news media industry. He can be found on Twitter @eddierazo_ or you can reach him by email at [email protected].

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