Sharon Stone on Breast Cancer Surgery: ‘I’m not a person defined by my breasts’

Sharon Stone has been candid about her breast tumor surgery and revealed she had more tissue removed after the first procedure.

The 65-year-old spoke in an interview with reflected about the surgery to remove the tumor People on Thursday while attending a fundraiser for the Women’s Cancer Research Fund. She recalled being told she had cancer before later learning she didn’t have the disease.

“[I was] said I have breast cancer because I had a tumor that was bigger than my breast — and they were certain there was no way I could have that tumor without it being cancer,” she said. “But I went to the hospital and said, ‘If you open me up and it’s cancer, please take my boobs, because I’m not a person defined by my boobs.'”

The actress also told the publication that she had to undergo another surgery to remove tissue from her breast, which she said people were unaware of.

“And that of me might sound weird because you’ve all seen them. But let me tell you something else — you’ve seen her since the surgery and you don’t know it,” she explained.

The casino star then emphasized the importance of trusting your instincts and prioritizing your physical health.

“So never feel compelled to not have a mammogram, blood test, surgery because it doesn’t matter,” she added. “I’m standing here and I’m telling you that I had one and a half tissue removed from my breast and neither of you even knew it.”

As reported by People, Stone sent a message to the women at the fundraiser who “had or are dealing with breast cancer,” urging them to “stand up.” After encouraging them to be “brave” in supporting breast cancer research, she went on to detail how she came to terms with her experiences.

“We did that and walked away without our breasts. Some of us left without our friends, our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, our wives,” she said. “I can tell you my children’s godparents died from it [the] BRCA gene. I’ve lost a lot of friends because of this. I don’t want to lose anymore.”

Over the years, Stone has been open about her cancer surgeries and physical health. On Instagram in November, The primal instinct Star said she “just had another misdiagnosis and wrong procedure.” She noted that after her pain worsened, she sought a second opinion from medical professionals. At that point, she said she learned she had a “large fibroid tumor.”

“[With] Worsening pain got a SECOND OPINION: I have a large fibroid that needs to come out,” she wrote. “Ladies in particular: don’t be put off. GET A SECOND OPINION. It can save your life… Thanks for your care. Everything is good.”

During an interview with The times In 2021, she also revealed doctors had to remove benign tumors from her body, which in 2001 were “gigantic, bigger than my breasts alone.” She said when she woke up after the surgery, her doctor told her he thought she would “look better with bigger, ‘better’ breasts.”

“When I was unbandaged I discovered I had a full cup size larger boobs which he said are a better fit for your hip size. He had altered my body without my knowledge or consent,” Stone explained.

Stone also previously spoke about the importance of women’s health while discussing the nine miscarriages she suffered before adopting her sons: Roan, 22, Laird, 17, and Quinn, 16.

“Female health and well-being, left in the care of male ideology, have become careless at best, indeed ignorant and violently repressed in their efforts,” she wrote on Instagram in June 2022. Sharon Stone on Breast Cancer Surgery: ‘I’m not a person defined by my breasts’

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