7 Celebrities Who Braved a Hysterectomy Surgery

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Are celebrities a role model of strength and beauty to you? They are under the spotlight nearly every moment of the day, so when they undergo a difficult life transition like a hysterectomy surgery, all eyes are on them and their recovery. A few celebrities have stepped forward and talked about their hysterectomy procedures, standing as beacons for strength through a difficult and painful time for women. Here are seven celebrities that underwent a hysterectomy.

Celebrities Who Underwent a Hysterectomy Surgery

Angelina Jolie

Angelina went under the knife in 2014 due to her defective gene that increased her odds of developing cancer. Though, it’s reported that she did freeze her eggs in order to have more children via a surrogate with husband Brad Pitt.

Chaz Bono

Cher’s daughter turned son, Chaz, had an emergency hysterectomy surgery in 2005 for endometriosis before becoming a transgender male.

Fran Drescher

Famously known as “The Nanny,” Fran Drescher was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2000. Thanks to her hysterectomy, she’s cancer free. Since then, she started the nonprofit Cancer Schmancer Movement to help other women.

Elizabeth Taylor

At only the age of 36, Elizabeth Taylor had to undergo an emergency hysterectomy, one of many near death experiences the actress faced in her lifetime.

Eva Peron

Perhaps better known for her semi-autobiographical film Evita starring Madonna, Eva Peron endured a hysterectomy in 1951 to treat her fast-growing cervical cancer. Unfortunately, her cancer had spread (metastasized), and she died a year after her surgery at only age 33.

Doris Day

In 1956 during the filming of “Julie,” Doris was discovered to have had a tumor the size of a grapefruit growing into her intestines, leading to her hysterectomy surgery to remove the tumor. She made a recovery and is still alive today in her 90s.

Roseanne Barr

In 2003, beloved actress Roseanne had a hysterectomy at age 50. She canceled both her reality tv shows to focus on her recovery.

Millions of women that have undergone a hysterectomy surgery make a full recovery and go on to continue in their careers and family life happily. If you have been recommended for a hysterectomy surgery but are apprehensive about what that means, consider making an appointment with Dr. Kowalski of Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care. Dr. Kowalski encourages all questions and is happy to answer patients to relieve their fears. Make an appointment to see if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive robot-assisted hysterectomy surgery.


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