Maria Menounos Hit With Brain Tumor as Mom Fought Brain Cancer

E! News anchor Maria Menounos is stepping away from her job at the network as she takes time to undergo treatment for a recently discovered brain tumor, Variety reports. 

Menounos, who had been with E! News since 2014, tells People she started feeling lightheaded, experiencing headaches, and slurring her speech in February, and an MRI soon after revealed she had a meningioma tumor the size of a golf ball—all while she was tending to her mother, who's fighting her own battle against stage 4 brain cancer. "

I didn't cry. I actually laughed," Menounos says, calling it "surreal" and "crazy" that she had fallen ill at the same time as her mom, with a similar condition.

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