Wanda Sykes, comedian and CurlyNikki fam recently revealed to Ellen that she had a double mastectomy.
In this case, it was also health-related, when she admitted for the first time, to Ellen DeGeneres during an interview to air Monday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, that earlier this year she had breast cancer and then elected to have a mastectomy.
“I had breast cancer,” says Sykes, 47. “Yeah, I know it’s scary.”
The cancer was found after she had undergone what was essentially a cosmetic procedure, to have a breast reduction.
“This was in February. I went for the reduction. I had real big boobs and I just got tired of knocking over stuff. Every time I eat … Oh lord. I’d carry a Tide stick everywhere I go,” she quips. “My back was sore so it was time to have a reduction.”
She continues, “It wasn’t until after the reduction that in the lab work, the pathology, that they found that I had DCIS [ductal carcinoma in situ] in my left breast. I was very, very lucky because DCIS is basically stage-zero cancer. So I was very lucky.”
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You never know what people are going through. We love you Wanda!