Wanda Sykes has revealed to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that she had a double mastectomy this year after doctors found evidence of early-stage breast cancer in her left breast. As she explains on the program set to air on Monday, it all started with routine breast-reduction surgery. But then pathologists discovered that she had ductal carcinoma in situ, also known as DCIS. But in other cases, DCIS progresses and becomes invasive breast cancer — the dangerous kind. Well, not exactly. Prophylactic mastectomy is highly effective.
Wanda Sykes Announces She Has Breast Cancer
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By Stephen M. Story highlights "I had breast cancer," says Wanda Sykes She told talk show host DeGeneres there is a history of cancer in her family "I was very, very lucky because DCIS is basically stage-zero cancer," she says. Wanda Sykes being outrageous -- that's expected. But for the actress-comedian to be serious? That's rare. Even when the issue is personal.
Wanda Sykes: I had a double mastectomy
The comedian revealed in an interview on Ellen , airing Monday, that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in February and underwent a double mastectomy, saying she didn't want to take any chances of a recurrence. Every time I eat Oh, lord.
By Dr. Jeffrey Roth. Celebrity comedian and actress Wanda Sykes recently underwent breast reduction surgery and the procedure may have helped her avoid a battle with breast cancer. Sykes elected to undergo breast reduction surgery because she felt that the size of her breasts was significantly affecting her daily life.