The out host will appear on her MSNBC show Monday through Thursday this month and once a week in May, more frequently if the news merits it.
Since she's been away, prime-time ratings for MSNBC have slipped.
The out anchor will reportedly still make appearances on MSNBC during her break.
“They both seem like they are referring to gay stuff, whether it is the Proud Boys in terms of gay Pride, or the Oath Keepers' thing if you've read a lot around the politics around gay marriage.”
The MSNBC host said she was able to get the cancer treated in time and that she's “absolutely fine” now.
Sources told CNN Business that finding a replacement for the show won't be easy when Rachel Maddow transitions to her new role under her new contract.
The star is also slated to develop more projects outside of her nightly show.