(WICHITA, Kan.) — KWCH anchor Kim Setty made a public statement on air Tuesday, telling viewers she is battling cancer and receiving chemotherapy.
Kim made a similar statement when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. She recovered after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Last year, she learned the cancer had returned, and started low-intensity treatments. At that time, Kim chose not to make a public announcement. “My main goal was to keep life as normal as I possibly could,” she explained.
Because the cancer has started to affect her speech, Kim is taking a leave from anchoring and reporting. “I will be off the air for about a month, maybe longer, but I do hope I can return,” she said.
Kim has worked at KWCH for more than 23 years as a reporter, anchor and producer. In her recorded statement, she thanked viewers for being supportive and understanding changes in her appearance from the chemotherapy.