Rita Wilson is opening up about her recent diagnosis with breast cancer — and revealed she has undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery while battling the disease.
"I have taken a leave from the play 'Fish in the Dark' to deal with a personal health issue. 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," the actress — who is married to Tom Hanks — said in a statement to 'People.'
Rita and Tom in February 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"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," Rita, 58, continued.
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The 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' producer explained she underwent two surgical breast biopsies before her cancer diagnosis was confirmed by her doctor.
Rita in February 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"I feel blessed to have a loving, supportive husband, family, friends and doctors and that I am the beneficiary of advances in the field of breast cancer and reconstruction. I am getting better every day and look forward to renewed health," the mom-of-two said.
"I hope this will encourage others to get a second opinion and to trust their instincts if something doesn't 'feel' right," she added.
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