Raiola was diagnosed with throat cancer last year in March after doctors discovered a lemon-sized tumor. After two surgeries, she thought she was in the clear only to be diagnosed later with stage IV lung and brain cancer.
“One day I was perfectly fine, thinking I had strep throat, the next thing I know I have stage II cancer,” Raiola recalled to Dr. Oz during an interview that aired on Tuesday, February 16. "It's shocking what happened. First I thought I was cancer-free and I was gonna have a big celebration, have a party, and then a month later I had stage IV.”