Health knowledge made personal
Join this community!
› Share page:
Search posts:

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.

Post a comment
Write a comment:

Related Searches