(LOS ANGELES) -- Kathy Bates has revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer several weeks ago and is now recovering from a double mastectomy.
The 64-year-old Oscar winner tells People magazine, "Luckily, I don't have to undergo radiation or chemo. My family calls me Kat because I always land on my feet and thankfully this is no exception."
Bates, who previously battled ovarian cancer about a decade ago, adds that she looks forward to getting back to work.
Bates is nominated for two Emmy Awards: for her work on the since-cancelled NBC series Harry's Law, and for a guest role on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. The Emmys will be held on Sept. 23.
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