Rita Wilson Has Breast Cancer and Underwent a Double Mastectomy

Well this is sad. Rita Wilson has revealed to People that she has breast cancer and recently underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.

I have taken a leave from the play Fish in the Dark to deal with a personal health issue. Last week, with my husband by my side, and with the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma. I am recovering and most importantly, expected to make a full recovery. Why? Because I caught this early, have excellent doctors and because I got a second opinion.

A second opinion may have saved the actress’s life. She had two biopsies recently and the pathology came back with no sign of cancer — but something told her to get checked again. That test found invasive lobular carcinoma. “I share this to educate others that a second opinion is critical to your health. You have nothing to lose if both opinions match up for the good, and everything to gain if something that was missed is found, which does happen,” she says. “Early diagnosis is key.”

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Posted by Rita Wilson on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Wilson credits her husband, Tom Hanks, her family, friends, and support system for getting her through this troubling time. Our thoughts are with you, Rita!

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