Tom Hanks’ wife had dou­ble mas­tec­tomy: Peo­ple Mag­a­zine

The China Post - - ARTS -

Rita Wil­son, wife of Hol­ly­wood star Tom Hanks, re­vealed that she had a dou­ble mas­tec­tomy fol­low­ing a breast can­cer di­ag­no­sis, Peo­ple Mag­a­zine re­ported Tues­day.

The actress and singer, 58, told Peo­ple that she un­der­went surgery last week and that she is tak­ing a break from her work on the Broad­way stage to re­cover from the pro­ce­dure.

“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,” Wil­son told the mag­a­zine.

The actress said she ini­tially was told that she did not have can­cer, but re­ceived the di­ag­no­sis af­ter con­sult­ing a sec­ond physi­cian.

“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.”

A mother of two, Wil­son said she ex­pects to be able to re­turn next month to her role in “Fish in the Dark,” a play hav­ing a suc­cess­ful run on Broad­way.

Wil­son’s rev­e­la­tion about her can­cer comes on the heels of last month’s rev­e­la­tion by Hol­ly­wood star An­gelina Jolie that she had her ovaries and fal­lop­ian tubes re­moved over fears of a hered­i­tary form of can­cer, fol­low­ing a dou­ble mas­tec­tomy two years ago.

Ex­perts said the pre-emp­tive surg­eries greatly re­duced the odds that Jolie would die from the ag­gres­sive mu­ta­tion of the dis­ease that killed her mother, grand­mother and aunt.

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