Kathy Bates Reveals Double Mastectomy

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Kathy Bates has revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer several weeks ago and is now recovering from a double mastectomy.

"Luckily, I don't have to undergo radiation or chemo. My family calls me Kat because I always land on my feet and thankfully this is no exception," the 64-year-old Oscar winner told People magazine.

Bates, who previously battled ovarian cancer in 2003, added that she looks forward to getting back to work.

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Bates, who won an Oscar for her role in the 1990 thriller "Misery," is nominated for two Emmy Awards this year for her work on the since-cancelled NBC legal comedy-drama "Harry's Law," and for a guest role on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men."

The Emmys ceremony will be held Sept. 23.