Olivia Munn Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Details Double Mastectomy

Olivia Munn is opening up about a breast cancer journey that began more than one year ago.

The 43-year-old Daily Show correspondent-turned-Newsroom-actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal that she underwent a double mastectomy last year after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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“In the past ten months I have had four surgeries, so many days spent in bed I can’t even count and have learned more about cancer, cancer treatment and hormones than I ever could have imagined,” she wrote. “Surprisingly, I’ve only cried twice. I guess I haven’t felt like there was time to cry. My focus narrowed and I tabled any emotions that I felt would interfere with my ability to stay clearheaded.”

One of those surgeries, Munn shared, included a double mastectomy.

“I’m lucky,” she shared. “We caught it with enough time that I had options… I want the same for any woman who might have to face this one day. Ask your doctor to calculate your Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Score… If the number is greater than 20%, you need annual mammograms and breast MRIs starting at age 30.

“I’m so thankful to my friends and family for loving me through this,” she continued. “I’m so thankful to John [Mulaney] for the nights he spent researching what every operation and medication meant and what side effects and recovery I could expect. For being there before I went into each surgery and being there when I woke up, always placing framed photos of our little boy Malcolm so it would be the first thing I saw when I opened my eyes.”

You can read Munn’s complete post below…

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