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Shannon Miller cancer-free and thankful

Updated: February 25, 2011, 3:44 PM ET
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Two-time Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Shannon Miller is cancer-free after doctors recently discovered a baseball-sized cyst on an ovary and removed the tumor last month.

The cyst, which turned out to be a germ cell malignancy, was discovered during an annual exam. Miller, 33, said she felt perfectly fine at the time of the checkup and is as fit as she was 15 years ago, when she won two golds at the Atlanta Gam

The tumor is not the same as what most people think of as ovarian cancer, one of the deadliest forms of the disease. Germ cell malignancies are rare, and generally occur in teenagers and women under 30.

Now, Miller hopes sharing her story will encourage other women to make their health a priority.

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Glad to hear she's better now. I always remember her by Atlanta 96
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It's always good to hear that somebody has beaten cancer.
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So happy for her.
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Great athlete and wonderful person. With this great recovery she will be able to serve as an inspiration to many for a long, long time!


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Glad to hear she's better now. I always remember her by Atlanta 96

I tend to watch gymnastics about once every four years I always thought Shannon was fucked out of an individual gold in the all-around in 1992. IIRC, she got the silver and Gutsu (who won the gold) was not even eligible to compete in the all-around until one of the unified team's members who actually was eligible came down with a mystery "injury," however serendipitous for Gutsu who I think fell on the beam in the prelims, which would have forced her out of the all-around but for the "knee injury" that her teammate suddenly suffered from.

Glad to hear Shannon is on the mend .

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I tend to watch gymnastics about once every four years I always thought Shannon was fucked out of an individual gold in the all-around in 1992. IIRC, she got the silver and Gutsu (who won the gold) was not even eligible to compete in the all-around until one of the unified team's members who actually was eligible came down with a mystery "injury," however serendipitous for Gutsu who I think fell on the beam in the prelims, which would have forced her out of the all-around but for the "knee injury" that her teammate suddenly suffered from.

Glad to hear Shannon is on the mend .
Gutso was the best Soviet gymnast at that time, it wasn't a surprise they let her play instead of the other girl. It happens all the time in gymnastics.
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she look so different now, most inspirational story since lance armstrong
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She looks great. I had a professor that survived cancer and her outlook life was never take a single moment for granted.
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