"Fingers Crossed:" Kathy Bates Is Hoping For A Cure For Lymphedema Within 5 Years
Kathy Bates' struggle with lymphedema is one she hasn't shied away from. The actress thought the worst was over when she survived cancer twice. Even though she was cautious in her optimism, she never expected the next health battle she had to cope with.
Speaking to People, Kathy opened up about her struggle with lymphedema, a condition that usually occurs when the lymph nodes are removed during cancer treatment. This incurable disease meant that the Oscar winner had to struggle through extreme pain and swelling.