CNN’s Christiane Amanpour is battling ovarian cancer. The network’s chief international anchor made the announcement on-air Monday saying:

“I’ve had successful major surgery to remove it, and I’m now undergoing several months of chemotherapy for the very best possible long-term prognosis, and I’m confident.”

She went on to say that she hopes telling her story will help other women.

 “I’m telling you this in the interest of transparency but in truth really mostly as a shoutout to early diagnosis. To urge women to educate themselves on this disease, to get all the regular screenings and scans that you can, to always listen to your bodies, and of course to ensure that your legitimate medical concerns are not dismissed or diminished.”