Elisabeth Hasselbeck opens up about cancer scare on 'Fox & Friends'

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Opens Up About Cancer Scare On 'Fox & Friends'


Elisabeth Hasselbeck returned to "Fox & Friends" Friday after a month away, and revealed she'd been gone to have a tumor removed. Hasselbeck's doctor told her she had to have the tumor out
by the end of the month. Luckily, it turned out not to be cancerous.

You can see Hasselbeck's entire comeback on Fox's website; she also speaks about the power of leaning on women she knew who had been through cancer.

The reason for her absence had been largely kept under wraps, though it was revealed in mid-October she'd be leaving after having surgery of some kind.

And Thursday morning she tweeted she was grateful to be heading back the next day.
Viewers tweeted their well wishes Friday morning, happy to see her back on the air.

Hasselbeck is one of several female anchors to open up recently about cancer scares and experiences on air, including "Good Morning America"'s Robin Roberts and Amy Robach.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Eric Bolling speak on set as host Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to FOX and Friends at FOX Studios on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd meet on set as host Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to FOX and Friends at FOX Studios on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd pose on set as host Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to FOX and Friends at FOX Studios on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Eric Bolling speak on set as host Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to FOX and Friends at FOX Studios on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: General view of atmosphere at FOX Studios as host Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to FOX and Friends on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Eric Bolling speak on set as host Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to FOX and Friends at FOX Studios on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: (L-R) Kellie Pickler, Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Brian Kilmeade visit 'FOX & Friends' at FOX Studios on May 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Elisabeth Hasselbeck attends New Year's Eve 2014 in Times Square on December 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
THE VIEW - After ten years as co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced today, July 10, 2013, that she will be leaving 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) ELISABETH HASSELBECK, BARBARA WALTERS
THE VIEW - (5.8.13) On today's show, guest co-host Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer”); Bill O’Reilly (“The O’Reilly Factor”), the cast of “Duck Dynasty”; and musical guest Pistol Annies. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) SHERRI SHEPHERD, AMY SCHUMER, ELISABETH HASSELBECK, BARBARA WALTERS
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Emmy Winning co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck attends Active Family Project Kick-Off Event at Gramercy Park Hotel Rooftop on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
THE VIEW - Guest co-host Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer”); Steve Martin & Edie Brickell (album, “Love Has Come for You”); Dr. Richard Besser (author, Tell Me the Truth, Doctor) appeared today, April 24, 2013 on 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) ELISABETH HASSELBECK
THE VIEW - Celebrate 'Sweet 16' when ABC's 'The View' returns for its new season, live, Tuesday, September 4, 2012. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) WHOOPI GOLDBERG, JOY BEHAR, BARBARA WALTERS, SHERRI SHEPHERD, ELISABETH HASSELBECK
THE VIEW - (airs 1.27.12) In honor of National Mentoring Month, the hosts of 'The View' recognize its importance with a one-hour 'special edition' theme show featuring Matilda Raffa Cuomo (author, The Person Who Changed My Life: Prominent Americans Recall Their Mentors). 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) ELISABETH HASSELBECK, BARBARA WALTERS
THE VIEW - (10.18.11) Rapper, T.I. and actress Patricia Heaton were today's guests on 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images)ELISABETH HASSELBECK
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: (L-R) TV personality Barbara Walters, actress/producer Whoopi Goldberg and TV personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck attends the Broadway opening night of 'Sister Act' at the Broadway Theatre on April 20, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: TV personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck is seen around Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
THE VIEW - Actress Yvette Nicole Brown, who will be one of co-host' Sherri Shepherd's bridesmaids, visits 'THE VIEW,' 1/26/11 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. VW11 (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)YVETTE NICOLE BROWN, SHERRI SHEPHERD, ELISABETH HASSELBECK
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: TV personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck sighting after taping 'The View' at ABC Studios on October 14, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Elisabeth Hasselbeck of 'The View' debuts as a contributor on 'Good Morning America,' 10.11.10, airing on the ABC Television Network (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) ELISABETH HASSELBECK, ROBIN ROBERTS
Elisabeth Hasselbeck attends Reebok NFL's Maternity Tee Belly Bowl launch at Destination Maternity on September 22, 2010 in New York City.
THE VIEW - Elisabeth Hasselbeck co-hosts 'THE VIEW,' 6/10/10, (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. VW10 (Photo by Steve Fenn/ABC via Getty Images) ELISABETH HASSELBECK
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: Elisabeth Hasselbeck seen around Bryant Park during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2010 on February 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Rosie O'Donnell (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Rosie O'Donnell, left, gets a high five from co-hosts Barbara Walters, second from left, while Joy Behar, second from right, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck watch during the taping of the first show of the 10th season of the ABC talk show, "The View" Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 in New York. The show began its 10th season with O'Donnell joining the returning Behar, Hasselbeck and Walters. Another change was a cozy, blue-and-orange arena-like set with a glass-top version of the drop-leaf table the ladies sit around for their "Hot Topics" segment. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
**FILE** Elisabeth Hasselbeck takes part in the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Friday, June 15, 2007. Hasselbeck tells the syndicated TV show "Access Hollywood" that she and Rosie O'Donnell aren't on the best of terms nearly one month after their on-air dustup on "The View." The interview is scheduled to air Tuesday, June 19, 2007. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
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