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Actress Kathy Bates undergoes double mastectomy

  • Actress Kathy Bates announced on Wednesday she has undergone a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

    The operation comes nine years after the 64-year-old was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

    The Oscar-winning actress told People magazine that doctors had given her a good prognosis following the surgery.

    "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…My doctors have assured me I'm going to be around for a long time," she told the celebrity magazine.

    Bates went public in 2009 about her battle against ovarian cancer in 2003.

    She was last seen on television earlier this year in NBC’s legal series, Harry's Law, for which she earned an Emmy nomination.

    Her work on the silver screen has seen her play American socialite Molly Brown in Titanic as well as award-winning roles in About Schmidt and Primary Colors.