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Actress Kathy Bates Undergoes Double Mastectomy Following Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Posted Sep 12 2012 9:07pm

Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates undergoes double mastectomy after she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer .

Bates told People magazine exclusively that she was diagnosed with breast cancer several weeks ago.

“After much consideration, I underwent a double mastectomy . Luckily, I don’t have to undergo radiation or chemo. My family call me Kat because I always land on my feet and thankfully this is no exception,” the star of NBC law drama “Harry’s Law” said.

Meanwhile, a separate report from the Washington Post says the 64-year old actress successfully went through the procedure and is now recovering.

Bates added that her doctors gave her assurance that she’ll be around for a long time and expressed her eagerness to soon get back to work and do what she loves to do.

In 2003, the actress battled ovarian cancer , a news she kept to herself for years. After undergoing treatment, Bates went public and teamed up with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance to help increase public awareness about the disease.

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