File Photos Model-turned-actress Angie Everhart is battling cancer. The 43 year old, who was once engaged to actor Joe Pesci, has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and will undergo surgery on Tuesday (14May13). Everhart's publicist tells U.S. news show Extra, "Word has been trickling out about supermodel/actress Angie Everhart's health. She wants to set the record straight by letting everyone know that it is true that she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, however, the prognosis is very good. "She will undergo surgery tomorrow and expects to be back to work and to mommy duties in a few weeks. "The most important reason she is revealing this information is to encourage people to learn about cancer prevention, its signs and treatment immediately." (KL/WNVEX/MT)** Angie Everhart, son Kayden and Sophia Richie Los Angeles Premiere of "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Los Angeles, California - 08.02.11 Featuring: Angie Everhart, son Kayden and Sophia Richie Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 09 Feb 2011 (1 Picture)
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