Columbus Anchor to Take Time off for Cancer Fight

October, kicks off 'Breast Cancer Awareness' month and one Columbus Anchor is taking the month off to battle her own breast cancer.

WBNS Anchor Kristyn Hartman told viewers that the doctors at Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center told her she has have something called Ductal Carcinoma In Situ or DCIS, which is basically “Stage 0” breast cancer.  The good news:  A mammogram caught it in its earliest stage.  That means it likely hasn’t spread anywhere else, and it’s highly treatable. 

"I’m telling you this, because the surgery to remove it, and to reconstruct (or as I like to say “build a better boob”) will keep me out of work for at least four weeks," Hartman wrote on the station's website.

Of course, she is telling her story, 'so that others you get those very important medical tests at the ages you’re supposed to....."

Hartman got emotional as she told viewers that she had breast cancer and would be taking time off.