Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed several weeks ago with breast cancer.
“After much consideration, I underwent a double mastectomy,” Bates told PEOPLE. “Luckily, I don’t have to undergo radiation or chemo. My family call me Kat because I always land on my feet and thankfully this is no exception.”
Bates, 64, opened up in March about surviving a battle with ovarian cancer nine years ago.
“My doctors have assured me I’m going to be around for a long time,” she continued. “I’m looking forward to getting back to work doing what I love to do.”
Get well soon!