“The Game’s” Brittany Daniel Reveals Battle With Stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

March 19, 2014  |  

We may finally have insight into why Brittany Daniel left “The Game” and, unfortunately, it’s not good news. The 38-year-old who just returned to the hit BET show as Kelly Pitts just revealed to People magazine that she was diagnosed with Stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the Summer of 2011.

“It happened so suddenly,” she told the magazine, noting that she was gearing up for her return to the series when she suddenly began experiencing excruciating back pain, night sweats, and flu-like symptoms. That’s when she went to see a doctor and received the grim diagnosis. Almost immediately Brittany and her mother moved into the guest home of her twin sister, who starred on “Sweet Valley High” with her and the actress began chemotherapy. Today, standing cancer free, Brittany credits her doctor and her family for her recovery, saying:

“There is is no way I would have ever gotten through this without my family. My family is everything to me and I feel like they saw me through this.”

Initially only telling a handful of people about her cancer battle, Brittany recently decided to share her recovery with the world in hopes of being able to help someone else in a similar situation.

“I want to let people know it is absolutely possible to get through something like this,” she said. “I want people to know they are not alone.”

She even said the experience made her realize that she absolutely wants to have her own family and she’s thrilled to be back working again.

“I worked on ‘The Game’ for four seasons and then to go off for two years was so hard. I really missed my family and to get the call from the creator, Mara Brock Akil, that I was welcome back on the show was really such an exciting thing.”

We’re so happy to hear Brittany overcame her diagnosis and even more excited to see her back on “The Game” doing what she loves.

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