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Rita Wilson: Get a second opinion

Published 09/06/2015

Rita Wilson
Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson has spoken about what helped her recover after undergoing a double mastectomy in April.

The 58-year-old actress, who is married to fellow actor Tom Hanks, underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in April after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

And Rita has delivered sound advice to others who may be contending with a similar medical affliction.

“If you’re not sure about anything, get a second opinion and trust your gut,” she told Extra. “If you are going through something, take it a day at a time and try to find humour in everything you can, and laugh about it because you will get through it... and just be strong.”

Rita made her first public appearance since the extensive surgery at the Tony Awards last Sunday night. At the ceremony the star noted to E! News that she feels “great”. She also told E! she’s “not fighting” the cancer anymore as she has “won” her battle against the disease.

The actress took temporary leave from Broadway play Fish in the Dark to deal with health matters and preparing for her return to the theatre role helped Rita recover from surgery.

“Being diagnosed and then coming back to the play after I was cancer-free, I have to say that the play supplied a real goal of something to look forward to, to do every day, whether it was rehearsal or tech or the performances, you have a community here on Broadway, and there’s nothing like it,” she explained. “I feel like you have a family.”

Following her original statement in April, Rita has kept her fans up to date on her health. And time and again she has thanked her husband of more than 25 years for being by her side throughout her ordeal.

“I was so amazed, so blown away by the care my husband [Tom] gave me,” she told the New York Times. “It was such a normal, intimate time."

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