Will anyone help Barbara out? (Soaps.com)

Just a couple of months ago, Colleen Zenk Pinter told the world that she had been battling oral cancer for several months. Now, it looks like As The World Turns is going to reach into Colleen’s real life for her character, Barbara’s, next battle.

Earlier this week, Barbara received bad news from her doctor. Though we haven’t been told on-screen yet what exactly is happening with Barbara, Soaps.com has learned that she will be stricken with the same disease that Colleen has battled in real life – oral cancer!