Kathy Bates's health: The actress "went berserk" upon learning she had a "incurable" illness

It's a memento that you most surely don't want. I really thought my life was over. I was furious for a very long time and I doubted I would ever work again.

Her whole ordeal compelled her to discuss her illness in public with the aim of encouraging other women to get frequent checkups and to realize they are not fighting this battle alone. Additionally, Bates joined the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) as an ambassador.

"I am grateful that my struggles have given me a purpose. It's funny how that occurs.

In the conversation that follows, she is frank about what it's like to confront the struggles that she has faced.

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