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Rita Wilson reveals she underwent surgery for breast cancer

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Actress Rita Wilson disclosed to People that she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.

The 58-year-old wife of Tom Hanks has taken a leave from the Larry David Broadway play Fish in the Dark to handle the health issue. She told People:

“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.

“I have had an underlying condition of LCIS, (lobular carcinoma in situ) which has been vigilantly monitored through yearly mammograms and breast MRIs. Recently, after two surgical breast biopsies, PLCIS (pleomorphic carcinoma in situ) was discovered. I mention this because there is much unknown about PLCIS and it is often found alongside DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ). I was relieved when the pathology showed no cancer.”

Head to People.com to read more.