For whatever reason, we look to celebrities as examples and role models. We watch their every move and the gossip blogs keep us up to date on every choice they make. One such private decision some celebrities have publicly undertaken, is whether or not to get a mastectomy, and the celebrities, both male and female, on this list have all had the procedure.
A mastectomy, or a double mastectomy, is the surgical procedure of removing one or both breasts, either partially or completely. It is usually done as a preventative procedure associated with breast cancer. Sometimes done as a preventative measure when tests come back positive for certain known cancer causing agents, it can be required for men or women. These celebrities each had their own reason for having a mastectomy.Which celebrities have had a vasectomy?
People as famous as Angelina Jole and even famous men like Montel Williams have all had mastectomies. Read through the list below to find out which other celebrities have had the a mastectomy.
- In 2012, "Misery" actress Kathy Bates underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She also survived ovarian cancer, which she was diagnosed with back in 2003.
- Age: 73
- Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
- Alternative Name: Bobo Bates, Kathy D. Bates
- In 2008, "Married with Children" actress Christina Applegate underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer in one breast. Her mother is also a breast cancer survivor.
- Age: 49
- Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
- When he was 19 years old, Montel Williams was misdiagnosed with the rare condition of male breast cancer. He underwent a double mastectomy for what doctors later learned was a benign lump.
- Age: 65
- Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- In 2011, Wanda Sykes underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, a condition that may develop into breast cancer.
- Age: 57
- Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
- Alternative Name: Wanda Sykes-Hall