‘Little Couple's’ Jen Arnold's Cancer in Remission

'Little Couple's' Jen Arnold's Cancer in Remission


The TLC star's battle with the disease will be documented on the upcoming season of the series

‘The Little Couple's” Jen Arnold's rare cancer is in remission.

The TLC star announced the news on Tuesday, which is also World Cancer Day.

“I had my official last chemo treatment,” Arnold told People. “And while I'm hesitant to say I'm cancer-free – maybe that's common for people who have had cancer – I'm doing great. Everything is moving in the right direction. I am very excited.”

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A TLC representative told TheWrap that her battle with the disease and remission will be featured on the upcoming season of “The Little Couple,” which returns Tuesday, March 4 at 10/9c.

Arnold revealed in December that she had been battling Stage 3 choriocarcinoma, a rare uterine cancer that occurred after she had a failed pregnancy.

“It actually got harder as more time went on,” Arnold says. “Some weeks were more difficult than others with different side effects. I had a lot of fatigue and nausea and some days it just felt like my hands and feet were very heavy.”

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Doctors had to determine the correct chemotherapy dosage levels for a person of her size. Arnold is 3'2”, a result of her dwarfism. In addition to the weekly drugs, she developed pneumonia after surgery to remove a mass in her uterus.

Arnold, 39, is a Houston-based pediatric doctor specializing in newborn infants. She and husband Bill Klein adopted daughter Zoey, 2, and adopted son, three-year-old Will.

“The Little Couple” debuted in 2009 and documented Arnold and Klein, an entrepreneur who recently opened Rockie and Maggie's Pet Shop in Houston, as they just relocated from New York to Houston for Arnold's career.

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Its most recent season, which wrapped last August and followed the adoption of Will, the show earned its highest season ratings. The series averaged a 1.4 rating this season with its key demographic, women 25 to 54-years-old. That represents a 14 percent increase over last year's spring season (which garnered a 1.2 rating). It also averaged 2.1 million viewers.

  • Jeri-Ann Abbott

    I am glad that her treatment was successful, and pray that they did indeed have eliminated all of the cancer. From what my brother's oncologist told me, they generally consider someone “cancer free” if there are no recurrences within five years after treatment is finished. That is why many cancer survivors don't refer to themselves as “cancer free” immediately after treatment is finished.

  • Amanda

    God is so good!

  • Susan Kain

    my husband and I would like you to know that we are praying for you and know you are going to be fine. God Bless you and your family

  • Diane Presley

    Bless you and your wonderful family as you are definay a fighter in more ways in one and I among others pray for your wonderful smile and inspiration to all of us to continue as your health continues to remains as wonderful as you are . Dr.Jen you are a true inspiration and we love that smile . Diane Presley from southern Illinois

  • Mimi

    I just love yor show. Felt sick when I heard of your illness. My prayers go out to you. Continue the good work. Cannot wait to see your new child. Keep on smiling.

  • Jackie Moore

    What a blessing you are. This is the first time I have watched your show and I enjoyed it so much. Your wonderful family is so worth watching. There are so many shows on T.V. now that turn my stomach, but yours brightens the dullest day. God continue to bless you and give you all long, healthy lives to encourage those of us who look up to you.

  • DoraG38

    God Bless. You have become a part of our family. We love you and know that God is with you.