Samantha Harris says her young daughters have been ''really good'' and very helpful throughout her breast cancer ordeal.
Samantha Harris' daughters have been ''helpers'' during her recovery from breast cancer.
The 40-year-old presenter - who has children Josselyn, six, and Hilary, three, with her husband Michael Hess - underwent a double mastectomy in May and says her kids have been ''really good'' throughout her ordeal.
She told E! News: ''They were both really good about it. They were helpers, they brought me things, they checked on me - and we just continually assured them that, 'Mommy's going to be in bed for a little bit, but then I'm going to be fine.' ''
The former 'Dancing with the Stars' host is now readying herself for a second stage of reconstructive surgery later this month.
She said: ''And I'm like, 'Let's go, let's do this thing!' ''
Samantha wasn't diagnosed with the disease for months after first finding a lump and despite her concerns being dismissed by doctors, she refused to ''take 'it's nothing' for an answer''.
Asked why she was so persistent, she said: ''The fact that it was still there after four months from finding it, this lump that I found -- clear mammogram, 11 days later found a lump.
''I thought, if I have to live with this lump, whatever it is, I need to know it's nothing.''
The actress spoke about raising her 11 year old daughter Matilda in the wake of Heath Ledger's death eight years ago.