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

Heartwarming tales like this one serve as a reminder that, despite popular belief, Hollywood superstars are simply regular individuals who go through hardships and suffer suffering.

The Academy Award winner Kathy Bates talks candidly about her sickness and the hardships she overcame without disclosing them to the public in her most recent interview with Dr. Phill.

She suddenly found herself in the most difficult position she had ever played—that of a real-life warrior who needed to overcome cancer twice.
She had the courage to tell US Weekly in 2012 that she had survived ovarian cancer for nine years and counting. However, not many are aware that I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few weeks ago. She explains the symptoms of this illness and asks, "You think American Horror Story is scary? You ought to have joined me in that room.

Her battle began in 2003 when the sad news that she had ovarian cancer was revealed to her. She chose not to disclose that she had endured nine months of chemotherapy and many grueling operations. She said to PEOPLE:

"I told no one," I said. After the procedure, I kept working, working on Little Black Book with Brittany Murphy. At the time, my agent was rather traditional and didn't want me to become the face of ovarian cancer. It severely depleted me, but I didn't want anybody to know.

Up to the point when her doctor informed her that she was starting anew, her strong will enabled her endure the circumstances and remain cancer-free. Her cancer returned. She questioned if that would entail retracing her previous misery and agony.

She states that "breast cancer runs like a river in my family," thus she wasn't shocked to find she had the disease. In an attempt to stop it from spreading further, she decided to get a double mastectomy after sharing this with her fans.

This time, she made the decision to use her sorrow to motivate other females. This courageous woman maintained her lively attitude throughout, even cracking a joke at one point, "I don't miss my breasts as much as I miss Harry's Law," and thanking her supporters for their unwavering support throughout her difficult times.

We are fortunate that she made an effort to swap out the dish of sour green tomatoes her life had provided her for a platter of fried green tomatoes.

Although Kathy Bates is now cancer-free, the illness left her with lymphedema, a condition that affects around 30% of those who survive breast cancer and is incurable. It is the outcome of her lymph nodes being removed. She regrettably feels uncomfortable due to the discomfort and swelling she is feeling.