Wanda Sykes: "I Had A Double Mastectomy" | BlackDoctor

    Wanda Sykes: "I Had A Double Mastectomy"

    Wanda Sykes in yellow jacket talking at a convention tableDuring a recent Ellen DeGeneres show taping, Wanda Sykes made a shocking confession:

    “I had breast cancer. Yeah, I know it’s scary.”

    Sykes admitted that while lab work was being performed after her breast reduction in February 2011 (“I had real big boobs and I just got tired of knocking over stuff,” Sykes joked), doctors discovered she had DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), a stage zero cancer, in her left breast.

    Because she has a long history of cancer on her mother’s side of the family, Sykes opted to have a bilateral, or double, mastectomy.

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