Oscar Winner Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Double Mastectomy

Sep 12, 2012  •  Post A Comment

An Oscar-winning actress has gone public with the news that she has been battling breast cancer, TVGuide.com reports. Recovering from surgery for the cancer is Kathy Bates.

The former “Harry’s Law” star revealed she had a double mastectomy. Bates put out a tweet on the topic today, writing: "Hey All, sorry for the long silence. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months ago & am recovering from a double mastectomy. I don’t miss my breasts as much as I miss Harry’s Law. 😉 Thanks for all the sweet tweets. Y’all kept me going."

Bates, 64, won an Academy Award for “Misery” in 1991 and was also nominated for “Primary Colors” and “About Schmidt.” She has been nominated for 11 Emmys, including two this year — for her lead role on “Harry’s Law” and for a guest spot on “Two and a Half Men.” “Harry’s Law” was canceled by NBC last season.

Bates has battled cancer before, having been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003. She has said in the past that she made a full recovery from the disease.

kathy-bates.jpgKathy Bates

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