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Olivia Munn Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis In Hopes Of Helping Others With the Disease “Find Comfort” and “Inspiration”

Olivia Munn

Actress Olivia Munn has announced that she has been battling breast cancer for nearly a year, and she hopes sharing personal details will help others who are struggling with the disease.

The 43-year-old took to Instagram on March 13 to share that she has Luminal B cancer in both of her breasts. She first learned she was ill in April 2023, and noted that she had tested negative for every common cancer gene only two months prior.

“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,” she continued. “My focus narrowed, and I tabled any emotions that I felt would interfere with my ability to stay clearheaded.”

Oliva Munn Thanks the Friends, Family, and Doctors Who Have Supported Her

Olivia assured her fans that she learned about the cancer early enough to give her options, and she credits her doctor for finding it so soon. As it stood, she wasn’t due for a mammogram for another year. But her doctor “decided to calculate a Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Score,” and starting that process saved her life.

Because Luminal B is aggressive, Olivia had a double mastectomy a month after her diagnosis. She didn’t detail her current treatment but shared that she and her loved ones have mulled over every operation and treatment available to always make the most informed choices.

Olivia Munn chose to keep her cancer diagnosis private for the first 10 months because she “needed to catch [her] breath and get through some of the hardest parts.” But now she’s ready to share her experience and wants others to find solace in her story.

“I hope by sharing this it will help others find comfort, inspiration, and support on their own journey,” she captioned.

The actress also wanted to thank the friends, family, and doctors who have been by her side day and night to help her not only process her grief but also hold her hand through the treatments and support her on her best and worst days.

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