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Padma Lakshmi Opens Up About 'Top Chef' Contestant's Rare Cancer Diagnosis - Watch

Padma Lakshmi Opens Up About 'Top Chef' Contestant's Rare Cancer Diagnosis - Watch

Padma Lakshmi is opening up about a Top Chef contestant’s diagnosis.

The 47-year-old author, actress and Top Chef host appeared on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Wednesday night (February 14) in New York City.

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During her appearance, Padma told Andy Cohen about Season 15 contestant Fatima Ali, who went into surgery to remove a cancerous tumor after being diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a very rare type of cancerous tumor that grows in your bones or soft tissue.

“She’s doing a lot better,” Padma said. “She’s doing great. She’s doing really well. She did the whole season, and then she got diagnosed in the early fall.”

Watch her explain below.

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