Actress Rita Wilson, the 58-year-old wife of Tom Hanks, is opening up to People magazine about the fight of her life.
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She revealed to the magazine that she is battling breast cancer.
"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," she told People.
Wilson has decided to take a leave of absence from performing on the hit Broadway show, Fish in the Dark, which stars Larry David, to focus on her treatment.
She says that two biopsies showed no sign of cancer. But a friend who's also a breast cancer survivor urged her to get a second opinion. This time, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Dr. Marleen Meyers of NYU’s Perlmutter Cancer Center told INSIDE EDITION “Particularly, when the diagnosis is incorrect it can cause life threatening effects it always makes sense to go for a second opinion.”
Rita's battling a type of breast cancer called invasive lobular carcinoma. The good news is, Wilson says the prognosis is promising, "I am recovering and most importantly, expected to make a full recovery."