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Hoda Kotb knows the struggles and obstacles one faces when battling cancer all too well.
While the Today Show co-anchor has been cancer-free for six years now, she admits that accepting her post-treatment body image is a continued work in progress.
"The breast cancer I had required an extensive eight hour surgery, which included a mastectomy and reconstruction. I had a hip-to-hip incision as well as more incisions on my chest. Let me tell you: it looks like a roadmap," she wrote as part of Today's "Love Your Selfie" series.
"There are two phases post surgery. There's the 'OMG, they got it' reaction and you are just so happy they got the cancer. You are so grateful, and you think, 'I don't care what my body looks like, I am just happy to be here.' I still feel that deep in my soul every day. This is the body I have and I'll take it."