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Fox Host Explains Her Mysterious Disappearance From TV Over the Last Month

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"I had a scary week when we didn’t know what the results were."

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, one of the hosts on the Fox News morning show "Fox and Friends," returned after a month off the set, explaining Friday that she had a cancer scare.

“I had  a tumor in my abdomen. The doctor said, ‘You got to get it out by the end of the month, we don’t like how it looks,'” the 37-year-old mother said on the show. “I had a scary week when we didn’t know what the results were. But I’m OK…everything came back OK. Surgery’s not fun, but it is necessary to find out if you have something really terrible.”

Elisabeth Hasselbeck was back to work after a month off spent recovering from the removal of a benign tumor. (Image source: Fox News video screenshot) Elisabeth Hasselbeck was back to work after a month off spent recovering from the removal of a benign tumor. (Image source: Fox News video screenshot)

According to Deadline.com, she added that she is thankful for the “blessing of it not being cancer.”

Hasselbeck's temporary disappearance from the show was announced in mid-October after she underwent surgery for a "tennis ball-size tumor." At the time, representatives with the network told Deadline.com Hasselbeck wanted to keep details of her situation private.

On Thursday, she tweeted a preview of her return to "Fox and Friends."

Hassebeck's announcement of her clean bill of health was followed by a welcome-back message from her three children, which had her tearing up.

Hasselbeck's children welcomed her back to work in a message where they posed as the "Fox and Friends" hosts. (Image source: Fox News video screenshot) Hasselbeck's children welcomed her back to work in a message where they posed as the "Fox and Friends" hosts. (Image source: Fox News video screenshot)

Watch Hassebeck talk about how she is now especially mindful to not take anything for granted:

Hassebeck, who was well-known as a host on ABC's "The View," before leaving to join "Fox and Friends" has been open about her condition with celiac disease and living a gluten-free lifestyle.

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