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Almost two years after diagnosis, NBC10 anchor Natasha Verma, now cancer-free, heading to new station

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NBC10 Boston anchor Natasha Verma.

Almost two years after being diagnosed with — and later beating — stage 2 Hodgkin Lymphoma, a local news anchor is saying goodbye to Boston.

NBC10 anchor Natasha Verma announced on social media Friday afternoon that she was leaving the station and heading west for a new job.

Verma, 25, accepted a job as a weekday morning anchor at 9NEWS Denver, the city’s NBC affiliate. Verma’s last day at NBC10 Boston is July 23, and she expects to start her new job in late August.

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Verma thanked her viewers for supporting her during her tenure at the station.

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“To all my NBC10 Boston viewers — thank you for supporting me for the last 3 years,” Verma wrote on Facebook. “Boston forever has my heart. It’s the place where I fought cancer, beat it and started the Verma Foundation cap wig program. I’ve met so many wonderful people during my time here and this isn’t goodbye.”

In an e-mail to the Globe, Verma said she appreciated being part of the team that launched NBC10 Boston when it was a brand-new channel.

“It was exciting to launch the new station and go live on the first broadcast that ever aired, January 1, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.,” Verma wrote. “NBC supported me during my cancer diagnosis and journey, and for that, I am truly grateful.”

Mike St. Peter, president and general manager of NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston, and NECN, said that Verma would “always be part of our Boston family.”

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Verma was diagnosed with cancer in August 2017, a little more than a year after she joined NBC10 Boston and NECN. Five months later, she was in remission and back on the air. During that time, Verma also started a nonprofit initiative to provide “cap wigs,” high-quality wigs attached to baseball caps, to cancer patients who want a “fashionable and comfortable” solution to hair loss caused by chemo.

Verma has held several events to raise money for the initiative, and promised to return to Boston for a scheduled fashion show fund-raiser on Sept. 9 at City Winery.