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Kathy Bates is a fighter

The Oscar-winning actress is recovering from a double mastectomy

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  • Published: 10:42 September 14, 2012
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  • Kathy Bates was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago. After having a double mastectomy, she says there is no reason for fear and that she is looking forward to getting back to work

Kathy Bates says she is recovering from a double mastectomy.

The Oscar-winning actress tweeted on Wednesday that she was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago. But in a separate post she said she doesn’t miss her breasts as much as Harry’s Law, her NBC law drama that was cancelled last May.

An ovarian cancer survivor for “nine years and counting”, Bates, 64, said she decided to have the operation “after much consideration” and won’t have to undergo radiation or chemotherapy. Her doctors have assured her she’ll be around “for a long time”.

“My family calls me Kat because I always land on my feet, and thankfully this is no exception,” Bates said. “I’m looking forward to getting back to work, doing what I love to do.”

Bates won a Best Actress Oscar in 1991 for Misery, and this year is nominated for two Emmys: For Harry’s Law and for her guest shot on Two and a Half Men.

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