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Kathy Bates Opens Up A Striking Reason That Made Her Breast Cancer Much Worse Than Ovarian

Date March 8, 2019

The Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates survived cancer twice. In the beginning, she preferred to keep her challenging battle with the disease private, but later, Kathy changed her mind and shared her story with the public.

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From a very young age, Bates had a feeling that one day she may end up having cancer because her aunt and mother had breast cancer. And unfortunately, those feelings turned out to be true.

Kathy’s breast and ovarian cancer

In 2003, the actress was diagnosed with breast cancer. Even though she was somehow prepared for it, it was a complete shock both for her and the whole family. Despite being an open-minded person, Bates preferred to keep her cancer story in privacy until she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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I’m very open and direct so it was hard for me not to talk to people about it. But at the same time I withdrew from all of the activities that I had in my life. I don’t think I really came out about being a cancer survivor until I developed breast cancer in 2012.

Kathy revealed that breast cancer was much more difficult than the ovarian. During one of the interviews, she provided an explanation, telling that losing breast is much more noticeable and brings a lot of stress.

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Breast cancer was much more difficult for me than the ovarian. Obviously, losing one’s breast on the outside of the body is much more noticeable. And I was in a lot of pain, which I wasn’t with ovarian.

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Kathy Bates claims that this journey completely changed her life, and she tries to enjoy every moment of life and stay positive no matter what.

I really enjoy every moment of my life now. It’s not that every moment is terrific – we all go through tough times – but I try to be more present and grateful for the good times that I have.

Kathy Bates suffered from both ovarian and breast cancer, but claims that the latter was much more difficult due to emotional and physical sufferings.

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