For the first time in six-and-a-half years, the star of TLC’s “Long Island Medium,” Theresa Caputo, was forced to cancel a reading.
Although her show is mainly about her abilities to channel spirits and deliver messages from the beyond, “Long Island Medium” also gives fans a glimpse into her family life.
Most recently, the show’s cameras captured a breast cancer scare.
At an appointment for her regularly scheduled mammogram, Theresa talked about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer, especially for people who have a family history of the disease. Theresa’s grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in her early 50s.
In addition to her yearly mammograms, she also schedules a sonogram because she was diagnosed years ago with “very cystic and dense breast tissue.”
While getting her most recent sonogram, her doctor discovered a “solid nodule” that was immediately biopsied to see if it was producing any cancerous cells.
The 50-year-old clairvoyant was forced to reschedule her reading after feeling “nauseous” and becoming a “nervous wreck” while she waited for her doctor to call her back with the results of that biopsy.
As they filmed the show, Theresa admitted the last time she cancelled a reading was the day her grandmother passed away.
The medium told her husband, Larry Caputo, that she was just “not right,” adding that she didn’t think it was the best idea to work while she was “extra anxious.”
Larry knew his wife was really on edge when she cancelled her appointment for that day.
“The longer it was taking for the doctor to call, the more nervous I was getting. Look my life could change forever here.”
When the doctor finally called, Theresa’s anxiety turned to relief.
Not only was the medium and mom-of-two cancer-free, but the doctor said her nodule came back “completely benign”:
“So first, it came back completely benign. Totally, totally benign. No atypical cells. No evidence of anything else going on. It’s a definite benign solid growth that does not have to be removed.
I would recommend just a six month follow up ultrasound, but we don’t expect it to change.”
The call ended with the couple sharing a congratulatory kiss and Theresa feeling admittedly “so much better.”
According to Susan G. Komen website, women around the age of 40 should be screened at their healthcare providers’ discretion. However, once a woman turns 45, it’s suggested that mammograms are scheduled yearly.