Shannon Miller, seen here in this 2011 photo recovering from ovarian cancer, recently announced she is pregnant with her second child.
JACKSONVILLE, Florida -- Two years after
discovering she had a rare form of ovarian cancer, Olympic champion
gymnast Shannon Miller is expecting her second child.
Miller is due this summer. She and husband John Falconetti also have a 3-year-old son, Rocco.
most decorated gymnast in U.S. history was hoping to get pregnant again
when doctors discovered a germ cell malignancy, a form of ovarian
cancer, in late 2010. Germ cell malignancies are not the same as what
most people think of as ovarian cancer, generally occurring in teenagers
and women under 30.
But the consequences can be just as dire. The ovary
with the tumor was removed in January 2011, and Miller then had nine
weeks of chemotherapy. She says she is now cancer-free.
Miller is a two-time world all-around champion. She won seven Olympic medals and nine at the world championships.