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Olivia Munn says she found out she had breast cancer and had surgery to remove both breasts

Olivia Munn has revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy, thanking her doctors and urging fans to calculate their own risk assessment. She says in an Instagram post on Wednesday that she was lucky it was caught in time. Munn said she took a genetic test in February 2023 and was negative for all

By The Associated Press

Olivia Munn has revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had surgery to remove both breasts. She thanked her doctors and encouraged fans to assess their own risk.

“I’m fortunate. We caught it early enough that I had choices. I want the same for any woman who might have to deal with this in the future,” the 43-year-old actor posted on Instagram on Wednesday with photos and a video of her being treated at a hospital.

Munn said she took a genetic test in February 2023 that checks for 90 different cancer genes and was negative for all. However, her doctor decided to calculate her Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Score which “saved my life,” Munn wrote.

Having a high score, Munn had imaging tests and then got a biopsy, which found she had a fast-growing cancer in both breasts. She had surgery to remove both breasts 30 days after the biopsy and has had four surgeries in the past 10 months. She said she kept it private because “I needed to catch my breath and get through some of the hardest parts before sharing.”

Munn thanked family and friends, especially her partner, comedian John Mulaney, “for being there before I went into each surgery and being there when I woke up, always putting framed photos of our little boy Malcolm so it would be the first thing I saw when I opened my eyes.”

Munn was a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and her movie credits include “Magic Mike,” “The Predator,” “Office Christmas Party” and “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

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