Today Yuma divulged the reason behind her sick leave: she has ovarian cancer. She has had surgery and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Email or Phone Password Forgot account? See more of Yuma Asami fan on Facebook. Log In. Forgot account?
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Now on the road to recovery, the ex-starlet announced on Tuesday that she has written an autobiography, reports Sankei Sports Apr. Asami began suffering from stomach problems in January of last year. Ovarian cancer was discovered following a subsequent MRI exam. The following month, Asami had surgery to remove a tumor — classified as being between malignant and benign — in one of her ovaries. Doctors also removed her uterus and ovaries. Asami, a native of Gunma Prefecture, was a member of Ebisu Muscats, a pop group of gravure pin-up models and AV idols which ended activities following a farewell tour in April of last year.
Starring in more than adult films between and  , Asami was widely recognized as one of Japan's most famous and acclaimed adult film actresses with her popularity resulting in mainstream media appearances as well. Asami's career took a sharp turn in when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Despite making a full recovery, Asami choose not to return to the AV industry and retired in May,