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Talker Laura Ingrahamdiagnosed with cancer

Popular radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Laura Ingraham

Ingraham, 40, hosts a nationally syndicated program and is the author of the best-selling book, ” Shut Up & Sing: How the Elites in Hollywood, Politics and the U.N. are Subverting America.”

According to a report by the National Ledger, Ingraham today called into her own show, which was being guest-hosted by Rep. J.D. Hayworth, R-Ariz., to discuss the diagnosis. She was calling from the hospital.

On Ingraham’s website, the talk-show host has posted a request for prayer:

PRAYER REQUEST FOR LAURA: You know I hate Drama Kings or Queens, but I am asking for your prayers today and for the foreseeable future. On Friday afternoon, I learned that I have joined the ever-growing group of American women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. As so many breast cancer patients will tell you, it all came as a total shock.

I am blessed to be surrounded by people who love me – my family, a wonderful fianc? (if he thinks he’s going to get out of marrying me because of this little blip, he’s sadly mistaken!), my friends and my church.

I am absolutely blown away by how helpful and kind everyone has been – including total strangers who have experienced the same roller coaster of emotions. The sisterhood of breast cancer survivors is inspiring. I am truly blessed. On Tuesday, I will have an operation and within a few days will know more about the future. I am hopeful for a bright future and a “normal” life (well, scratch the “normal” part). Anyway, people have gone through much worse, and I know I’ll obliterate this. I am thanking you in advance for your prayers. You are my family. And remember, I’ll be back sooner than you think.

Another message on the site states the cancer “was picked up during a simple breast examination by her OB/GYN. The tumor was not even visible on a mammogram! You MUST make sure that you and every woman in your life does a monthly breast self-examination. Learn to do it correctly, slowly, carefully. If you feel ANYTHING that seems strange or unusual, go immediately to your OB/GYN.”

The statement notes Ingraham had not been to her doctor in more than three years – “really stupid (her words, not ours).”

After graduating from Dartmouth College, Ingraham worked as a speechwriter in the final two years of the Reagan administration at the White House, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Education. She went on to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law and served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Ralph K. Winter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

She launched “The Laura Ingraham Show” in 2001.

As WorldNetDaily reported, earlier this month, longtime ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings was diagnosed with lung cancer.