US actress: Both breasts removed: Olivia Munn makes cancer public

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Olivia Munn (43) underwent a double mastectomy.

US actress: Both breasts removed: Olivia Munn makes cancer public

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Olivia Munn (43) underwent a double mastectomy. The “X-Men: Apocalypse” actress has now published her illness story on Instagram.

In a photo series with several pictures and videos from the hospital, she writes: "In February 2023 I underwent a genetic test, which tests for 90 different cancer genes." She tested negative for all genes, but was still diagnosed with breast cancer two months later. She now owes her life to her gynecologist, who calculated her risk of breast cancer taking a variety of factors into account. “The fact that she did that saved my life,” Munn writes. The results led to a biopsy that revealed Munn had “aggressive, rapidly progressing” cancer in both breasts.

"In the last ten months I've had four operations, so many days in bed I can't even count them," Munn continued. "Surprisingly, I only cried twice. I think I didn't feel like I had time to cry. My focus has narrowed and I've lost all the emotions that I felt were affecting my ability to keep a clear head to keep, affect, put on hold," says the actress about her fight against cancer.

Thirty days after her biopsy, Munn underwent bilateral mastectomy surgery. "I felt completely fine one day and the next day I woke up in a hospital bed after a 10-hour surgery," she writes. "I was lucky. We caught it in time, so I still had options. I wish the same for every woman who might face this one day."

Munn also writes that she kept the diagnosis and recovery a secret until now because she needed to "take a breath and get through some of the most difficult moments" before she could talk about it. In the post, the actress appeals to her almost three million followers to also have their breast cancer risk calculated and carry out appropriate preventive examinations.

Finally, she thanks the doctors and her loved ones for their support.

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