Emmy Award-winning children's entertainer Shari Lewis - best known for her performances with puppet Lamb Chop - will begin treatment Monday for uterine cancer diagnosed this week, her publicist said Friday in Los Angeles.

"She wasn't feeling well and went to a doctor this week. It (the cancer diagnosis) was a sur-prise to all of us," spokeswoman Maggie Begley said.The 65-year-old ventriloquist interrupted production on her newest PBS children's series "The Charlie Horse Music Pizza" in Vancouver and returned to Los Angeles on Friday, the spokeswoman said.

Arrangements are being made in the show's production plan to accommodate her treatment schedule.

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