Kathy Bates Reveals Breast Cancer Battle, Undergoes Double Mastectomy

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Kathy Bates has revealed yet another cancer scare.

The actress, 64, says she was diagnosed with breast cancer several weeks ago and has since undergone a double mastectomy. This is the Academy Award-winner’s second battle with cancer, having survived ovarian cancer nine years ago.

"After much consideration, I underwent a double mastectomy," Bates said in a statement, first obtained by People. "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."

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The actress, whose NBC drama Harry’s Law was canceled earlier this year, is staying positive about the future.

 "My doctors have assured me I'm going to be around for a long time," she added. "I'm looking forward to getting back to work doing what I love to do."

Bates is expected to attend the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 23, where she is nominated for two statues. Bates is up for lead actress in a drama for Harry’s Law, and for outstanding guest actress in a comedy for her turn as Charlie Harper’s ghost on Two and a Half Men.

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