Longtime soap opera veteran Kassie DePaiva announced some fantastic news on Saturday. After a battle with leukemia, the actress is now cancer free!
DePaiva made the announcement via Twitter Saturday on World Cancer Day, thrilling the soap industry, which has been cheering her on for months.
The Guiding Light, One Life to Live, General Hospital, and Days of Our Lives veteran came public with her cancer battle in August, announcing she had been undergoing treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The news came just months after she last aired on DAYS as Eve Larson, but after she had taped some encore scenes that aired early last fall.
In August she said:
“I know that I have been quiet lately and I want to let you know what’s been going on in my life. I was asked back to play Eve on DAYS and had begun my exciting return. During the 3-week July hiatus, I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and have spent 6 of the last 9 weeks in the hospital.
“I will continue treatment over the next 3 months. My prognosis is good, I will not likely need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant, and we expect a complete cure. This has been a private matter but with Eve’s return coming soon I felt it was time to let my loving fans know what’s been going on.”
Soap Hub is thrilled to hear this news from the beloved actress and hopes to see her on our daytime screens again soon.
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