9 Celebrities Who have had Mastectomies

Mastectomy means surgical removal of a breast. This surgery is generally carried out as a treatment for cancer. A lot of celebrities have undergone this surgery. Listed here are some of these celebrities who have had mastectomies.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

1. Angelina Jolie

This top grossing Hollywood actress is the latest amongst celebrities who have undergone this surgery. She learned that she was carrying the BRCA1 gene which increased her chances of suffering from cancer. To avoid this from happening, she had a mastectomy.


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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates

2. Kathy Bates

The Oscar winning actress underwent the surgery in 2012 after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The actress also battled ovarian cancer and had to go for a double mastectomy. Her doctors have said that she will live long. Hope that comes true


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Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne

3. Sharon Osbourne

She was a judge in the famous TV show America’s Got Talent. The doctors advised her to go through the surgery after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was 10 years after she survived a battle against colon cancer.


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Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic

4. Giuliana Rancic

In 2011, the E! News host underwent double mastectomy as she was in early stages of breast cancer. She said that the day she found out about it was the hardest day of her life.


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Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate

5. Christina Applegate

Three weeks after the actress had double mastectomy, she happily declared that she was well and all clear. It was in 2008 that cancer was diagnosed in one of her breasts. In order to avoid risking her life, she underwent a double mastectomy because her mother had suffered from the same disease.


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Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

6. Wanda Sykes

The comedian underwent a double mastectomy in 2011 after she was diagnosed with cancer in February 2011. She didnt want to take a chance as lot of her maternal relatives had gone through the pain.


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Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb

7. Hoda Kotb

This host of the 'Today' show underwent mastectomy in March 2007 and had no qualms talking about it in public.


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Shirley Temple Black

Shirley Temple Black

8. Shirley Temple Black

This yesteryear celebrity was a child actress and later a U.S. Ambassador. She underwennt mastectomy in 1972. She was one of the first prominent women to talk about it openly.


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Lynn Redgrave

Lynn Redgrave

9. Lynn Redgrave

The actress died in May 2010 after she underwent mastectomy in January 2007 after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.


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  • Angelina Jolie
  • Kathy Bates
  • Sharon Osbourne
  • Giuliana Rancic
  • Christina Applegate
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Hoda Kotb
  • Shirley Temple Black
  • Lynn Redgrave

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