WCBS-TV - "After Cancer Diagnosis, Broadway Star Fights Back"
Valisia LeKae has a New Year's resolution that has nothing to do with weight loss, money or watching less TV. "I will be cancer-free in 2014," she's vowed. The budding Broadway star who played Diana Ross in the hit show "Motown the Musical" was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in late 2013. She went through surgery and this week endured the first of six planned rounds of chemotherapy. David Fishman, MD, LeKae's gynecological oncologist who is Director of the National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital, has been impressed by her desire to share her experience. "That's what a hero does - help other people. She has the courage to want to make a difference and I know that she will," said Dr. Fishman. "I'm very optimistic she's going to do very well." Learn more