NBC to Air Fawcett Cancer Diary

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2009 4:57 PM CDT
This 1977 file photo provided by ABC shows actresses Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, and Farrah Fawcett, from left, as private investigators in the television series "Charlie's Angels".   (AP Photo/ABC)
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(Newser) – Farah Fawcett is releasing a video diary of her struggle with anal cancer to be shown on NBC next week, Reuters reports. Fawcett has battled the disease since 2006, when she was initially diagnosed and then supposedly cured, only to relapse in 2007. The two-hour special, narrated and shot by Fawcett, will air in primetime on May 15.

"As much as I would have liked to have kept my cancer private," Fawcett said, "I now realize that I have a certain responsibility to those who are fighting their own fights and may be able to benefit from learning about mine."