More sad news for MTV’s Diem Brown. While undergoing emergency surgery due to the return of her cancer, doctors were forced to perform a hysterectomy — leaving her unable to ever carry or birth her own children.
Diem Brown, 32, is a fighter — and she is currently battling cancer for a third time. Unfortunately, the third time is really taking it’s toll, and has left Diem feeling “gutted” after doctors had no choice but to remove her uterus. Now, Diem’s sister, Megan Brown, has spoken to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about her condition and how she is recovering after enduring two major surgeries in just three days.
Diem Brown Devastated After Hysterectomy, Will Never Have Her Own Children
This is truly heartbreaking.
On Aug. 17, Diem’s doctors removed her hysterectomy during an emergency surgery after discovering that her cancer had not only returned, but spread through her colon and stomach. Sadly, this means she will not be able to ever have her own children.
Diem’s sister confirmed the sad news to HollywoodLife.com by telling us, “[Her uterus has been] removed, [meaning she] can’t bare children which was obviously a shock/blow emotionally but she’s recovering physically.”
As sad as it is to hear that Diem will never fulfill her dream of being pregnant and giving birth to her own child, knowing that she is alive and recovering is some good news after lots of bad. The MTV star also told People that she previously froze her eggs just in case something like this happened, which means it is still possible for her to have her own children one day via a surrogate.
For now, Megan tells us that focusing on Diem’s health is their top priority. In fact, Diem is up and moving around and is even eating better again.
“She’s moving better with a walker, a few steps here and there and they let her start introducing certain solids back into her diet which she was VERY excited about!”
So, what’s next? Megan says, “Diem will be recovering from having two intensive operations within a three day span. Her body was in shock from the trauma, so completely healing from that is our top priority. Then she’s looking at 5 months of chemo, another operation, and then a procedure called HIPEC.”
For those of you who are unfamilliar with HIPEC, it is Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, a treatment designed specifically to treat cancer in the abdominal region. According to HIPECTreatment.com, the procedure involves a surgeon filling the abdominal cavity with a heated chemotherapy solution and then circulating it for a maximum of two hours in hopes of killing any and all present cancer cells.
Our thoughts remain with Diem and her family during this difficult time. Here’s to a speedy recovery and a cancer-free future!
— Lauren Cox, with reporting by Chloe Melas