'I Feel So Lucky': Maria Menounos Opens Up After Brain Tumor Diagnosis - NBC Bay Area

'I Feel So Lucky': Maria Menounos Opens Up After Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Menounos said she still has a hard time chewing on her right side and gets dizzy if she moves her head too quickly

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    It’s been three months since Maria Menounos had surgery to remove a benign meningioma brain tumor, and the television host says despite some lingering symptoms, she’s getting better every day.

    “Overall, I feel so lucky to be functioning and to be almost normal and to not have cancer,” the 39-year-old told "Today" in her first live interview since the surgery. Menounos said she still has a hard time chewing on her right side and gets dizzy if she moves her head too quickly — but those were small issues compared to what her mother is going through.

    Her mom, Litsa, has stage 4 brain cancer. “It’s a process. And right now, she’s stable and doing well…It’s an emotional ride,” said Menounos.