After Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis, News 12 Anchor Says She’s Cancer-Free

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

About a year ago, former News 12 Long Island anchor Carol Silva told viewers she had been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer.

But last Friday, she had good news: the journalist is cancer-free.

“I’m back—big time,” Silva said in a Facebook video Friday. “I’m sure that my healing is a combination of my faith, my family, my friends, my News 12 family, luck and the incredible medicine and doctors at Monter Cancer Institute at Northwell.”


She had undergone surgery and radiation treatment to remove lung cancer, which had spread to 12 tumors in her brain, Silva told Newsday. She retired from the station in December following the diagnosis.

Silva, who is a nonsmoker, was diagnosed with a cancer that is more common in women than men. Her mother also had cancer, and died just weeks after her diagnosis.

There are no plans for Silva to return to News 12 following her retirement last year.

“What’s next?” she said in the video. “I’m going to continue to try to grow my soul so I can do more good for more people. It’s my life’s mission—and I just had to say thank you.”