Sharon Stone reveals she has a 'large tumor', urges fans to get second opinions

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By Asiya Ali

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Sharon Stone has encouraged other women to get a second opinion from medical professionals after she received a misdiagnosis that turned out to be a "large fibroid tumor."

The 64-year-old Basic Instinct star found herself struggling with poor health and asked for help from doctors who failed to understand what was going on with her.

On Tuesday (November 1), Stone took to her Instagram page to let her fans know what she went through, revealing that she "just had another misdiagnosis and incorrect procedure," and said that she had to receive a "double epidural" to treat the pain.

The actress wrote that as the discomfort got worse, she decided to seek a second opinion from a different doctor who revealed to her that she had "a large fibroid tumor that must come out".

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Reflecting on her experience, the actress encouraged her followers to never accept a first medical opinion, writing: "Ladies in particular: Don't get blown off."

Check out Stone's Instagram story below:
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Credit: Sharon Stone's Instagram story

"GET A SECOND OPINION. It can save your life. I'll be down for 4-6 weeks for full recovery. Thx for your care. It's all good," she added.

The Casino actress has been very outspoken in the past about the health difficulties she has faced. In June, Stone revealed that she previously lost nine children through miscarriages.

After PEOPLE shared an Instagram post promoting an interview with Peta Murgatroyd about a pregnancy loss she suffered, Stone commented: "We, as females don't have a forum to discuss the profundity of this loss. I lost nine children by miscarriage."

"It is no small thing, physically nor emotionally, yet we are made to feel it is something to bear alone and secretly with some kind of sense of failure. Instead of receiving the much-needed compassion and empathy and healing which we so need," she continued.

"Female health and wellness left to the care of the male ideology has become lax at best, ignorant in fact, and violently oppressive in effort," Stone added.

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Last year, the Golden Globe winner revealed in her memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice, that in 2001, doctors had to remove benign tumors from her body that were "gigantic, bigger than [her] breast alone".

Also, in her autobiography that was released last March, the Silver star wrote about the stroke and cerebral hemorrhage she experienced that same year at the age of 43.

Speaking about that severe health scare with Willie Geist on Today, Stone said she was in a hospital bed when a doctor told her she almost died.

"The room was so silent," she told the host at the time. "When the room is so silent and no one's running around trying to fix you, that's when you realize how near death is and how serious everything is."

The Hollywood legend fortunately recovered and took a two-year break from acting as she improved her health, but revealed in a 2019 interview with Variety that the stroke hindered her career.

Stone went from one of the most renowned actresses after the release of 1992's Basic Instinct and 1995's Casino to struggling to find employment for seven years, while also losing primary custody of her adopted son Roan.

"People treated me in a way that was brutally unkind," Stone explained. "From other women in my own business to the female judge who handled my custody case, I don't think anyone grasps how dangerous a stroke is for women and what it takes to recover."

We wish Stone the very best in her recovery.

Featured image credit: REUTERS / Alamy

Sharon Stone reveals she has a 'large tumor', urges fans to get second opinions

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Sharon Stone has encouraged other women to get a second opinion from medical professionals after she received a misdiagnosis that turned out to be a "large fibroid tumor."

The 64-year-old Basic Instinct star found herself struggling with poor health and asked for help from doctors who failed to understand what was going on with her.

On Tuesday (November 1), Stone took to her Instagram page to let her fans know what she went through, revealing that she "just had another misdiagnosis and incorrect procedure," and said that she had to receive a "double epidural" to treat the pain.

The actress wrote that as the discomfort got worse, she decided to seek a second opinion from a different doctor who revealed to her that she had "a large fibroid tumor that must come out".

size-large wp-image-1263176063
Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Reflecting on her experience, the actress encouraged her followers to never accept a first medical opinion, writing: "Ladies in particular: Don't get blown off."

Check out Stone's Instagram story below:
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Credit: Sharon Stone's Instagram story

"GET A SECOND OPINION. It can save your life. I'll be down for 4-6 weeks for full recovery. Thx for your care. It's all good," she added.

The Casino actress has been very outspoken in the past about the health difficulties she has faced. In June, Stone revealed that she previously lost nine children through miscarriages.

After PEOPLE shared an Instagram post promoting an interview with Peta Murgatroyd about a pregnancy loss she suffered, Stone commented: "We, as females don't have a forum to discuss the profundity of this loss. I lost nine children by miscarriage."

"It is no small thing, physically nor emotionally, yet we are made to feel it is something to bear alone and secretly with some kind of sense of failure. Instead of receiving the much-needed compassion and empathy and healing which we so need," she continued.

"Female health and wellness left to the care of the male ideology has become lax at best, ignorant in fact, and violently oppressive in effort," Stone added.

wp-image-1263159591 size-full
Credit: Instagram.

Last year, the Golden Globe winner revealed in her memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice, that in 2001, doctors had to remove benign tumors from her body that were "gigantic, bigger than [her] breast alone".

Also, in her autobiography that was released last March, the Silver star wrote about the stroke and cerebral hemorrhage she experienced that same year at the age of 43.

Speaking about that severe health scare with Willie Geist on Today, Stone said she was in a hospital bed when a doctor told her she almost died.

"The room was so silent," she told the host at the time. "When the room is so silent and no one's running around trying to fix you, that's when you realize how near death is and how serious everything is."

The Hollywood legend fortunately recovered and took a two-year break from acting as she improved her health, but revealed in a 2019 interview with Variety that the stroke hindered her career.

Stone went from one of the most renowned actresses after the release of 1992's Basic Instinct and 1995's Casino to struggling to find employment for seven years, while also losing primary custody of her adopted son Roan.

"People treated me in a way that was brutally unkind," Stone explained. "From other women in my own business to the female judge who handled my custody case, I don't think anyone grasps how dangerous a stroke is for women and what it takes to recover."

We wish Stone the very best in her recovery.

Featured image credit: REUTERS / Alamy