Tom Hank’s wife, actress Rita Wilson undergoes double mastectomy after breast cancer diagnostic.
Actress Rita Wilson, has confessed about being a victim of breast cancer and she strongly wishes that her confession will encourage other women to consult more doctors when it comes to their health condition.
She admitted that what saved her, was the fact that she decided to get a second opinion from a different doctors, and now she is fighting the disease and recovering.
The actress who is 58 years old, has told People magazine that because of the disease she had to leave work for a while in order to deal with her health situation.
During the medical interventions, she had her family and friends by her side as well as the sport of her husband Tom Hanks. She underwent a procedure called bilateral mastectomy after which she had a breast reconstruction. The diagnosis the doctors gave her, was invasive lobular carcinoma.
Presently the actress is recovering and doctors have told her that chances are she will recover completely. The reason doctors are so optimistic about her condition is because she discovered the disease in an early stage and she had great doctors who have taken care of her after she got a second medical opinion, explained Wilson.
She stated, that at the beginning the doctors she was seeing had told her that there was no trace of cancer, and the news really calmed her down. But a close friend who had gone trough breast cancer, advised her she should go and have other doctors see her as well.
When she did the second set of researches, the doctors told her she was suffering from invasive lobular carcinoma. She insists for women in her condition to get a second opinion no matter what, as they have nothing to loose if both of the diagnostic match, but if they were to discover something that was missed from the beginning their life could be saved.
They have to keep in mind that early diagnostic discovered in time is the key to their survival,added the actress. Another crucial thing when it comes to this, is that women should trust their instinct if they feel like something is wrong.
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks have been married for many years, ever since the 80s and have together two children. She acted in the movie Sleepless in Seattle and was the producer of the famous comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Presently she is starring on Broadway in the play “Fish in the Dark”, but unfortunately she had to leave as she needed to get treated.
Another famous actress who has been dealing with breast cancer is Angelina Jolie. The actress stated that she chose to have a double mastectomy after she was diagnose positive with BRCA1 which means that she had four chances out of five for he body to develop breast cancer and also she presented a 50% higher risk of ovarian cancer. Jolie’s mother had died because of the terrible disease, at the age of 56 after fighting cancer for 10 years.
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