Some very sad news sweethearts, ‘Mob Wives’ reality star Big Ang has learned that she has throat cancer.
Doctors discovered the malignant tumor after running good tests on the lemon-size growth on Ang’s vocal cords.
Ang’s sister, Janine Detore, tells TMZ the tumor is on Ang’s voicebox and her voice is deteriorating as a result. She says doctors determined the lemon-sized growth was cancerous after looking at it with a scope and running blood tests.
Janine says the family is awaiting results of another test to determine if the cancer has spread.
There’s no history of cancer in the family, but Janine says they fear Ang’s 42 years of smoking might have contributed. She adds … doctors have ordered Ang to quit smoking immediately.
None of the ordeal has been filmed for “Mob Wives” … but Janine says it might be addressed on the show at some point. Ang is scheduled to have surgery next week to remove the tumor.
Janine says, “We are hoping for the best and are focusing on getting through the holiday. We love the fans and want to thank them.”
Ang also addressed the reports and health issues on her Facebook page. She writes…
Hi my babies! I am finally able to take a moment to speak to you all. First off, my apologies that you had to find out about my condition from every other outlet but me. This was never my intent, but unfortunately it got out there. Secondly, I want to clarify the rumors that I am hospitalized. I went in for a test due to the nodule in my throat. I had a nerve wracking couple of days, as would anyone when you hear testing etc… However, I am home peaceful and relaxing. This coming week I will be taking proper precautions and having it removed. I do want to say that you have all been on my mind every step of the way and I am so thankful to each and every one of you for the love, support, prayers and most of all positive wishes. Big Ang isn’t going anywhere! This is a minor setback, but I promise you this… I already have some BIG things in the world and will be returning to your TVs very soon. Always look after yourselves and don’t neglect your health. I’m fortunate and blessed to have discovered something very early, and handle it in a positive manner. I thank you and I love you all from the bottom of my heart. Stay posted in the coming days, I will give you all updates. xoxoxox
We wish the television personality all the best and hope that with surgery she’ll make a full recovery.