Kathlene Doyle Bates, better known as Kathy Bates, is an American television, stage, and film actress. She is famous for portraying strong women who stand up to society. But her personal medical history isn’t as good as it first appears. In 2003, Kathy found out that she had ovarian cancer.
Nine courses in Chemotherapy and Hysterectomy were the effect of her battle against the disease. Bite’s breast cancer returns two years after she was declared cancer free. The multitalented actress had a double mastectomy after discovering that her mother and aunt were also diagnosed with breast cancer.
She said that “when the doctor told me I had a tumor in my left breast, I exclaimed, ‘Make mine double.’” She also explained in her previous interview that she told doctors to take them both out because she was not want to take any chances. Bates also reveals that her family is awash in breast cancer, and her aunt, mother, and niece all died due to cancer.
The star lost her breasts and uterus to cancer. But Bates’s disease was more over because she also evolve lymphedema. Lymphedema is a syndrome that results in abnormal accumulations of lymph fluid, a clear liquid that passes through the lymphatic system and aids in the body’s defense against disease and infection. Lymphedema is identified by swelling of the arm and hand.
Bates stated on The Kelly Clarkson Show in 2019: “Then I had lymphedema.”
“I don’t know if you’ve heard, but lymph nodes are removed to treat cancer. Fluid usually builds up in the affected leg when your lymph system is damaged. Bates expressed her annoyance at receiving a lymphedema diagnosis so soon after having breast surgery. She said, “I felt a strange sensation, almost like a tingling, in my left arm as soon as I woke up.”
“I lost my mind. I hurried out the door and out of the examination room. What am I doing exactly? I pondered, still sporting my drains, while I cradled a pillow to my chest. In the middle of July, I’m outside. I’m still recovering, it’s hot, and I don’t want to hurt anyone. I was utterly indignant. I think it came about as a result of my two battles with cancer and realizing that I would always have this condition. “I experienced anger and depression. I assumed that everything was done and that my professional career was gone. We wish her good health and Hope she gets to feeling better soon!!!