Olivia Munn reveals she has been diagnosed with breast cancer

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By Nasima Khatun

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Olivia Munn has recently revealed that she's been diagnosed with breast cancer, sharing the news with fans to raise awareness.

Taking to Instagram, the actress who is best known for her roles in X-Men: Apocalypse and The LEGO Ninjago Movie, opened up about her diagnosis, telling fans that she's undergone four surgeries in the last 10 months.

"In February of 2023, in an effort to be more proactive about my health, I took a genetic test that checks you for 90 cancer genes. I tested negative for all, including BRCA (the most well-known breast cancer gene)," she wrote in a lengthy and emotional statement posted to the social media platform.

"My sister Sara had just tested negative as well. We called each other and high-fived over the phone. The same winter I also had a negative mammogram," she continued. "Two months later I was diagnosed with breast cancer."

Olivia Munn opened up about her breast cancer diagnosis on Instagram. Credit: George Pimentel/Getty

The star went on to detail how her diagnosis led her to do extensive research into cancer, cancer treatment and hormones, while she underwent multiple surgeries in order to battle the disease.

"Surprisingly, I've only cried twice," she said in the post. "I guess I haven't felt like there was time to cry. My focus narrowed and I tabled my emotions that I felt would interfere with my ability to stay clearheaded.

"I've tended to let people see me when I have energy, when I can get dressed and get out of the house, when I can take my baby boy to the park. I've kept the diagnosis and the worry and the recovery and the pain medicine and the paper gowns private," she continued, before adding: "I needed to catch my breath and get through some of the hardest parts before sharing."

Munn went on to thank her OBGYN for calculating her risk assessment score, stating that this "saved [her] life."

"Dr. Aliabadi looked at factors like my age, familial breast cancer history, and the fact I had my first child after the age of 30. She discovered my lifetime risk was at 37 per cent," she told her 2.9 million Instagram followers. "Because of that score I was sent to get an MRI, which led to an ultrasound, which then led to a biopsy. The biopsy showed I had Luminal B cancer in both breasts. Luminal B is an aggressive, fast moving cancer."

She then went on to thank her friends, family, fans and healthcare professionals for supporting her during this difficult time, urging other women to also get themselves checked out so that they can have the best chance of beating cancer if they are ever diagnosed.

Munn stated that she was initially deemed cancer-free, before being diagnosed with breast cancer two months later. Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty

Alongside her statement, she also uploaded some intimate photos taken over the past 10 months.

Of course, thousands of people took to the comments to send the actress their best wishes including the likes of John Mulaney, Jessica Chastain, and Kaley Cuoco.

"Thank you for fighting so hard to be here for us. Malc and I adore you," Mulaney commented while Chastain added: "You are very generous to share your story. I believe in doing so, you’ve saved lives. So much love to you and your family."

Cuoco stated: "Thank you for sharing this! Wow," alongside multiple love hearts.

We wish Munn a speedy recovery and send her our support during this difficult time.

Featured Image Credit: John Shearer/Getty

Olivia Munn reveals she has been diagnosed with breast cancer

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Olivia Munn has recently revealed that she's been diagnosed with breast cancer, sharing the news with fans to raise awareness.

Taking to Instagram, the actress who is best known for her roles in X-Men: Apocalypse and The LEGO Ninjago Movie, opened up about her diagnosis, telling fans that she's undergone four surgeries in the last 10 months.

"In February of 2023, in an effort to be more proactive about my health, I took a genetic test that checks you for 90 cancer genes. I tested negative for all, including BRCA (the most well-known breast cancer gene)," she wrote in a lengthy and emotional statement posted to the social media platform.

"My sister Sara had just tested negative as well. We called each other and high-fived over the phone. The same winter I also had a negative mammogram," she continued. "Two months later I was diagnosed with breast cancer."

Olivia Munn opened up about her breast cancer diagnosis on Instagram. Credit: George Pimentel/Getty

The star went on to detail how her diagnosis led her to do extensive research into cancer, cancer treatment and hormones, while she underwent multiple surgeries in order to battle the disease.

"Surprisingly, I've only cried twice," she said in the post. "I guess I haven't felt like there was time to cry. My focus narrowed and I tabled my emotions that I felt would interfere with my ability to stay clearheaded.

"I've tended to let people see me when I have energy, when I can get dressed and get out of the house, when I can take my baby boy to the park. I've kept the diagnosis and the worry and the recovery and the pain medicine and the paper gowns private," she continued, before adding: "I needed to catch my breath and get through some of the hardest parts before sharing."

Munn went on to thank her OBGYN for calculating her risk assessment score, stating that this "saved [her] life."

"Dr. Aliabadi looked at factors like my age, familial breast cancer history, and the fact I had my first child after the age of 30. She discovered my lifetime risk was at 37 per cent," she told her 2.9 million Instagram followers. "Because of that score I was sent to get an MRI, which led to an ultrasound, which then led to a biopsy. The biopsy showed I had Luminal B cancer in both breasts. Luminal B is an aggressive, fast moving cancer."

She then went on to thank her friends, family, fans and healthcare professionals for supporting her during this difficult time, urging other women to also get themselves checked out so that they can have the best chance of beating cancer if they are ever diagnosed.

Munn stated that she was initially deemed cancer-free, before being diagnosed with breast cancer two months later. Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty

Alongside her statement, she also uploaded some intimate photos taken over the past 10 months.

Of course, thousands of people took to the comments to send the actress their best wishes including the likes of John Mulaney, Jessica Chastain, and Kaley Cuoco.

"Thank you for fighting so hard to be here for us. Malc and I adore you," Mulaney commented while Chastain added: "You are very generous to share your story. I believe in doing so, you’ve saved lives. So much love to you and your family."

Cuoco stated: "Thank you for sharing this! Wow," alongside multiple love hearts.

We wish Munn a speedy recovery and send her our support during this difficult time.

Featured Image Credit: John Shearer/Getty