Kathy Bates recovering from double mastectomy

Kathy Bates recovering from double mastectomy

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 20: Actress Kathy Bates attends the after party for HBO's New Series 'Newsroom' Los Angeles Premiere at Boulevard3 on June 20, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 12 at 5:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Kathy Bates says she is recovering from a double mastectomy.

The Oscar-winning actress tweeted on Wednesday that she was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago. But in a separate post, she said she doesn't miss her breasts as much as "Harry's Law," her NBC law drama that was canceled last May.

Bates, 64, told People magazine that she won't have to undergo radiation or chemotherapy. Her doctors have assured her she'll be around "for a long time."

She told the magazine that her family calls her "Kat" because she always lands on her feet, "and thankfully this is no exception," she added.

Bates won a Best Actress Oscar in 1991 for "Misery," and this year is nominated for two Emmys: for "Harry's Law" and for her guest shot on "Two and a Half Men."

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