Michael Strahan’s daughter Isabella, 19, reveals brain cancer diagnosis

Isabella, the daughter of Michael Strahan, is battling brain cancer. The tragic news was shared by the 19-year-old and her father during a sit-down interview with Robin Roberts that aired on Thursday on Good Morning America.

“I feel fantastic. Not too awful, Isabella responded. She will begin therapy the following month.


After having headaches for a month during her freshman year of college at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Isabella was given a medulloblastoma diagnosis in October 2023.


She said to Roberts, “I didn’t notice anything was off until probably about October 1st.” “That’s when I could no longer walk straight and I definitely noticed headaches and nausea.”

She initially put the blame on vertigo, but when she started throwing up blood when she woke up one day in late October, she realized something was really wrong.


“I thought, ‘Well, this probably isn’t good.'” I then texted [my sister], who informed the rest of the family.

At that point, Michael stated, “we decided that you really ought to go get a thorough checkup.” And I’m very grateful for the doctor. Because this doctor was diligent enough to say, “Let’s do the full checkup,” I believe she saved her life.

Isabella had several scans and tests, and then she was told to travel to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Doctors didn’t find out she had a golf ball-sized tumor growing quickly in the back of her brain until she was in the hospital.


“To be honest, I can’t recall too much,” the father of four stated. “I only recall attempting to find the quickest route to Los Angeles. Furthermore, it doesn’t feel genuine. It felt unreal, that’s all.

Isabella had surgery, multiple radiation therapy sessions, and a month-long rehabilitation program thereafter.

She remarked, “I got to ring the bell yesterday.” It was excellent. It was really thrilling because the thirty sessions spanned six weeks.

“We’ve been keeping it quiet for about two months, which is really challenging. It’s difficult to always keep in, so I don’t want to hide it anymore,” she remarked. “I want to just kind of be a voice, and be someone that people who are undergoing radiation or chemotherapy might be able to look at.”

Michael remarked, “I really believe that I’m the luckiest man in the world because I have an incredible daughter.” “I understand that she’s going through it, but I also know that she will crush this and that we are never given more than we can handle.”

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