Olivia Munn’s Hidden Secret Revealed About Her Breast Cancer

Olivia Mann's Breast cancer

Olivia Munn, who is 43 years old, said on Instagram that she found out she had breast cancer last year. She had four surgeries in the last 10 months because of it. In February 2023, she took a test to check for 90 cancer genes, including the one for breast cancer called BRCA. Luckily, the test showed that she didn’t have any of these cancer genes, including BRCA.

Olivia Munn’s sister Sara also tested negative for cancer genes, and they celebrated over the phone. Olivia had a negative mammogram in winter, but two months later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

In the last ten months, she had four surgeries and spent a lot of time in bed recovering. She’s learned a ton about cancer and treatments. Even though it’s been tough, she only cried twice because she wanted to stay focused.

Olivia kept her diagnosis private until now, only showing people when she had the energy. She thanked her doctor for calculating her Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Score, which showed she had a 37% chance of getting breast cancer based on factors like her age and family history. This calculation likely saved her life.

Olivia got a test that showed she might have breast cancer. She had more tests that confirmed Luminal B cancer in both breasts, which is fast-moving.Within a month, she had a big surgery to remove both breasts. She went from feeling okay to waking up after a long surgery.

Olivia feels lucky they found it early so she had choices. She wants other women to have the same chance.She asked her followers to get their own risk scores and regular check-ups.

Olivia thanked her family, especially John Mulaney, for helping her through everything. John even put up pictures of their son in her hospital room.

She also thanked her doctors and nurses who took care of her.Olivia hopes sharing her story helps others going through the same thing.John Mulaney commented with love and support for Olivia and their son.

Mulaney commented on the post, thanking Munn for “fighting so hard to be here for us”. He added, “Malc and I adore you.”

UK charity Breast Cancer Now mentioned that even though breast cancer is less common in younger women, about one in seven cases are in women in their 40s. Sally Kum, the charity’s associate director of nursing, encouraged anyone in the UK worried about their risk or family history of breast cancer to speak to their GP for further assessment.

She also emphasized the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and regularly checking breasts. Early diagnosis increases the chances of successful treatment.

Breast cancer symptoms and signs

  • A new lump or area of thickened tissue in either breast that was not there before
  • A change in the size or shape of one or both breasts
  • A discharge of fluid from either of your nipples
  • A lump or swelling in either of your armpits
  • A change in the look or feel of your skin, such as puckering or dimpling, a rash or redness
  • A rash (like eczema), crusting, scaly or itchy skin or redness on or around your nipple
  • A change in the appearance of your nipple, such as becoming sunken into your breast

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