Kathy Bates Diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Undergoes Double Mastectomy

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Kathy Bates, an Oscar winner for the 1991 film Misery and multiple-time Emmy nominee, revealed today that she was diagnosed with breast cancer a few weeks ago and recently underwent a double mastectomy in her battle against the disease.

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"Luckily, I don't have to undergo radiation or chemo," Bates said in a statement. "My family call me Kat because I always land on my feet and thankfully this is no exception... My doctors have assured me I'm going to be around for a long time. I'm looking forward to getting back to work doing what I love to do."

Bates was also diagnosed with ovarian cancer nine years ago.

She has a busy professional future ahead of her, beginning on September 23 Emmy Awards where the veteran star is actually nominated in two categories:

Outstanding actress in a drama (Harry's Law) and outstanding guest actress in a comedy (Two and a Half Men). We wish her a full recovery.