Kathy Bates, the Academy Award-winning actress, recently shared her battle with an “incurable” condition in an interview with Dr. Phil. She revealed her second encounter with cancer after surviving ovarian cancer in 2003.
Bates disclosed, “It’s no secret that I am an ovarian cancer survivor, nine years and counting. But few know that several weeks ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer.” She described the emotional impact, saying, “You think American Horror Story is scary? You should’ve been in that room with me.”
Despite her earlier ordeal, Bates kept her suffering private, undergoing surgeries and chemotherapy without informing anyone. She recounted, “I didn’t want anyone to know, but it really took a lot out of me.” Currently cancer-free, Bates faces lymphedema, an incurable condition affecting around 30 percent of breast cancer survivors, due to lymph node removal.