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Olivia Munn Reveals Full Hysterectomy Amid Cancer Battle



Actress Olivia Munn has opened up about her ongoing health journey, sharing a significant update about her battle against breast cancer. In an exclusive with USA Today, Munn disclosed that she underwent a full hysterectomy in April in the midst of her cancer fight.

Munn, known for her roles in various films and TV shows, including her recent appearance in “The Newsroom,” highlighted the tough decision she made to have the surgery just two months after her initial breast cancer diagnosis. The surgery, which involved the removal of her uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, was described by Munn as a crucial step in ensuring her presence for her family.

Her battle with cancer started when she was diagnosed last April with luminal B breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease. This revelation came as a shock to Munn, especially since she had received a clean bill of health during her routine mammogram only three months before.

After discussions with her OB-GYN, Munn discovered the high risk she faced due to her family history and her age at the time of giving birth to her son Malcolm. She shared her story in a special Mother's Day edition of Vogue, emphasizing the importance of proactive health screenings.

The specific nature of her diagnosis, making up about 10% of breast cancer cases and involving a certain protein expression, led to swift action. Following an MRI and ultrasound that revealed multiple tumors, Munn swiftly underwent a double mastectomy within 30 days to combat the disease.

Throughout her journey, Munn credited her partner, John Mulaney, with whom she welcomed a child in 2021. She detailed the emotional process of freezing her eggs for a third time after her breast cancer diagnosis, expressing hope for expanding their family in the future.

Munn openly shared the challenges she faced post-surgery, including the emotional impact of the hysterectomy that removed her last ties to her reproductive system. The actress described a sense of loss and adjustment, emphasizing the profound impact on her identity and physical well-being.

In a recent update on her health journey, Munn also mentioned how her cancer diagnosis came just two weeks before she was scheduled to start filming a movie in Germany. She reflected on the sudden intrusion of cancer into her life, highlighting the urgent need to confront the disease head-on.

The actress’s candid accounts of her health battle have resonated with many, shedding light on the importance of early detection, proactive medical decisions, and the resilience required in facing major health challenges. ABC News Internet Ventures reported on Munn’s journey, acknowledging her bravery in sharing her story with the public.

Rachel Adams

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