Kathy Bates is a well-known actress who starred in theaters and movies. Her performance as Annie Wilkes in ‘Misery’ earned her an Academy Award nomination.
She had a very difficult life away from the spotlight with a lot of medical challenges. Kathy received two Golden Globe Awards and two Primetime Emmy Awards for her roles.
In 2003, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had a hysterectomy and nine rounds of chemo. After defeating it, she was stuck again in 2012 with breast cancer.
Her family has had a history of breast cancer since her mother and aunt are diagnosed. After that, she decided to have a mastectomy without hesitation. It is the procedure in which both breasts are removed.
She chose surgical therapy so she has a lower risk of cancer returning. Bates showed strength throughout these years and made us realize what a woman she is.
She also removed her uterus. Bates also had a lymphedema development, a condition that causes swelling in arms and hands.
During an appearance, she talked about her life and how the condition affected it. For Bates, it was very difficult to accept the situation and to come to terms with it.
She advised everyone that is going through medical issues, to not lose hope and fight for themselves. You are a strong woman! We wish you a speedy recovery!