KATHY BATES HAS DOUBLE MASTECTOMY AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER

September 13, 2012, 9:37 am Bang Showbiz Yahoo!7

Kathy Bates has undergone a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer but doctors have assured her she'll "be around for a long time".

Kathy Bates at the 2010 Academy Awards. Photo: Getty Images


The 'Misery' actress - who previously battled ovarian cancer in 2003 - has undergone surgery to remove her breasts following the detection of the disease, and reveals she will not be having any radiation or chemotherapy.

She told People.com: "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."

Kathy Bates wins the best actress Oscar in 1990 for 'Misery'. Photo: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences/YouTube


The 64-year-old Oscar winner is now "looking forward" to working again after doctors told her she would recover.

She said: "My doctors have assured me I'm going to be around for a long time. I'm looking forward to getting back to work doing what I love."

Kathy Bates as psychotic nurse Annie Wilkes in 'Misery'. Photo: Columbia.


Kathy previously kept her ovarian cancer diagnosis secret because she wanted to keep working, but said should cancer return she would not be quiet.

She said earlier this year: "I admire people who have been open, like Melissa Etheridge and women I see walking around facing it without wigs and all of that stuff. I think I'd be more courageous next time."

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