Former Houston radio host Dinah Powers loses battle with cancer

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Friday, November 20, 2020
Former Houston radio host loses battle with cancer
In the wake of radio host Dinah Powers losing her battle with cancer, we are hearing from her longtime broadcast partner about her fight. We have also broken down the signs of uterine cancer, the same type that Powers fought.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston radio station is mourning the loss of one of its own, saying she fought her battle with cancer to the end.

The Rod Ryan Show first shared the news on Thursday through Twitter that former radio co-host Dinah Powers died.

"It is with unimaginable sadness that I announce the passing of our friend, coworker and my former co-host Dinah Powers," the tweet read. "She was one of a kind and we are all richer for having known her."

Then, in an Instagram post, the show went into more detail about her passing and said Powers was fighting stage 4 uterine cancer that was spreading to her lungs.

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"She was so thankful to her listeners," radio personality Rod Ryan told ABC13.

He added that as long as she was on air, Powers never took listeners for granted.

Ryan also shared one of his last texts with Powers, saying his last text to her was Friday, Nov. 13.

"I told her I was thinking about her and I loved her," Ryan said.

Powers co-hosted the Rod Ryan Show on KTBZ-FM 94.5 The Buzz up until August of 2019. She announced her departure just 10 days before.

Powers shared the news of her battle with cancer at the beginning of October through an Instagram post.

A November update from Powers on a GoFundMe read that she had completed her first round of chemotherapy at the beginning of the month. Powers added that she was going to start another round of treatment in mid-November.

Uterine cancer, also called endometrial cancer, is often caught early because it can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding. Signs and symptoms may include bleeding after menopause or between periods, trouble urinating and pelvic pain.

Doctors say people who are over the age of 50, obese and taking estrogen to help with menopause may be at a higher risk for getting this type of cancer. Also, a person's risk can increase if they had issues getting pregnant or have a family history of uterine, cervical or colon cancer.

Talk to your doctor if you experience any of the symptoms, or if you think you should be screened.