"After much consideration, I underwent a double mastectomy," Bates explained. "Luckily, I don't have to undergo radiation or chemo. My family calls me Kat because I always land on my feet, and thankfully this is no exception."
Bates, who won a Best Actress Oscar for her turn in “Misery,” added, "My doctors have assured me I'm going to be around for a long time," she says. "I'm looking forward to getting back to work doing what I love to do."
Bates has also been nominated for two 2012 Emmy Awards, for Best Actress in a Drama (“Harry’s Law”) and Best Guest Actress in a Comedy (“Two and a Half Men”). The Emmys take place September 23.
Actress Kathy Bates revealed she is again battling cancer.
The “Harry’s Law” star, 64, survived ovarian cancer nine years ago, but told People.com she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.