VETERAN BROADCASTER DORRAINE SAMUELS FALLEN ILL POSSIBLE STAGE 4 CANCER

VETERAN BROADCASTER DORRAINE SAMUELS FALLEN ILL POSSIBLE STAGE 4 CANCER

Dorraine Samuels retires after nearly 40 years in broadcasting

Veteran broadcaster Dorraine Yvette Samuels has retired from the RJR/Gleaner Communications Group after nearly 40 years in media.

Her retirement became official on Friday January 11.

Samuels joined RJR Radio shortly after she placed fifth in the Miss Jamaica World competition in 1980 at age 18 years. She was reportedly spotted by now fellow veteran broadcaster, Alan Magnus, and asked to join the team.

 

We have last night received unconfirmed reports from a reliable source that the veteran broadcaster Dorraine Samuels is very ill.

In that report, it states that she is on life support.

"Stage 4 pancreatic cancer might be the cause of her to retire," one person wrote.


What Is Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer?

Doctors use staging to describe the cancer’s size and location. Stage IV means the cancer metastasized, or spread, to another part of the body. The tumors may be any size.

Cancer at this stage may also be called metastatic or advanced cancer.

Most pancreatic cancer patients are diagnosed at stage IV. Patients diagnosed at an earlier stage can also develop stage IV cancer if it spreads.

Why Is Staging Needed?

The cancer’s stage helps your doctors figure out your treatment choices.

Where Does Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer Spread?

Pancreatic cancer often spreads to the:

  • Liver
  • Abdominal wall
  • Lungs
  • Bones
  • Faraway lymph nodes

Though the cancer has spread to other areas of the body, it is still called pancreatic cancer because that is where it started.