Pamela Anderson Cancer Claim NOT True
Pamela Anderson is not in a cancer crisis, despite a disturbing report. Gossip Cop can correct the story, which comes from one of the tabloids.
Inside the current edition of the National Enquirer, a headline exclaims, “Pam Anderson Cancer Horror!” Another teaser dramatically reads, “‘Baywatch’ beauty’s miracle hepatitis drugs COULD KILL HER!” That sounds pretty scary, but the supermarket tabloid doesn’t have a lot of hard evidence to back it up.
Instead, the magazine vaguely asserts in its article, “Actress Pamela Anderson has beaten deadly hepatitis C — but The National Enquirer has exclusively learned she now faces a horrifying cancer threat! In a gut-wrenching twist, the antiviral drugs that cured the 49-year-old ‘Baywatch’ bombshell have also triggered an alarming increase in killer cancer!”
But since the publication has no proof that Anderson’s own health is actually in jeopardy, the outlet resorts to quoting a doctor who has never treated her. “I have seen two people treated for hepatitis C who developed life-threatening cancers,” the medical professional says. That’s not evidence, of course, that Anderson is facing the same fate.
Still, a so-called “insider” is quoted as saying, “Pam has to be scared her hep C cure could lead to something worse. It’s a waiting game, hoping and praying that you’re okay, but never really knowing for sure.” Again, that sounds fairly scary, but this article is nothing more than fear mongering.
All medical treatments typically have side effects and additional health risks. Anderson isn’t in a panic because two people with hepatitis C went on to get cancer. A rep for the star exclusively tells Gossip Cop, “Pamela is in excellent health — hep and cancer free. [There’s] absolutely no truth to this story.” What the National Enquirer has done is publish fake news, and particularly disturbing fake news at that, given the seriousness of the subject matter. The tabloid should be ashamed.