Renee Zellweger Reveals Breast Cancer Scare

Author: Rosie

In: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Health Matters, Renee Zellweger

 

Renee Zellweger is speaking out about a breast cancer scare she had years ago. During a self examination in 1996, she tells Self magazine that she found two small lumps in her right breast and got them checked out.  "I thought, ‘Oh, I know what you do now. You find out what that is. So I went and found out," says the actress, 39, who lost her grandmother to cancer in 1969.  "Then I had a weird couple of days waiting for the phone call."  Zellweger later learned she had fibroadenomas (benign breast tumours), which she calls "a fancy word for nothing".  Still, the experience changed her.  Says the actress, "I pay attention, I do go get my check-ups." Source

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