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After Double Mastectomy, Kathy Bates Tweets She Doesn't Miss Her Breasts As Much as Her Canceled TV Show

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Actress Kathy Bates revealed Wednesday via Twitter that her absence from the media and spotlight of late is because she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy.

But in her follow-up tweet, Bates inserts some levity into her difficult situation, by making a crack about her now-canceled TV series, "Harry's Law":

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The 64-year-old Oscar-winning actress told People Magazine:

"After much consideration, I underwent a double mastectomy," the Academy Award-winning actress reveals. "Luckily, I don't have to undergo radiation or chemo. My family call me Kat because I always land on my feet and thankfully this is no exception."

Bates was previously diagnosed with--and survived--ovarian cancer in 2003.

Though "Harry's Law" is off the airwaves, Bates is nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding actress in a drama for the show, and also for outstanding guest actress in a comedy for her appearance on "Two and a Half Men." Bates is expected to attend the September 23 ceremony.