‘I had planned on having kids, but I mostly wanted to live…’ The stars had to have a hysterectomy – Crow River Media

Health issues affect millions of people worldwide and celebrities are no exception.

Over the past decades some female stars have bravely opened up about some of their gynaecological problems, some of which have even resulted in the need for a hysterectomy, which is an operation to remove the uterus, partially or completely.

Find out some of the things these stars have experienced while undergoing the surgery.

Health issues affect millions of people worldwide and celebrities are no exception. Over the past decades some female stars have bravely opened up about some of their gynaecological problems, some of which have even resulted in the need for a hysterectomy, which is an operation to remove the uterus, partially or completely. Find out some of the things these stars have experienced while undergoing the surgery.

Decades ago, the country music legend was diagnosed with endometriosis, a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb, grows in other places. Her diagnosis eventually led to a partial hysterectomy, which ended with the musicians chances of conceiving naturally. Dolly faced a tough depression. In an interview with Closer Weekly magazine, she once said: It was an awful time for me. Every day I thought, I wish I had the nerve to...'"

The Nanny alum was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2000, so she had to undergo a radical hysterectomy. In a candid essay written by herself and published by InStyle, the actress reflected on the bittersweet times she went through. Fran wrote: "Suddenly I was a person who couldnt have children. But I gave birth to a book, 'Cancer Schmancer' and launched a movement with the goal of transforming people from patients into medical consumers.

Step by Step actress Suzanne Somers survived cancer some years ago, and ever since other health conditions are believed to be related to it. Speaking to ABC News, Georgetown University specialist, Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman, said that Somerss cancer could have been caused by other medications she was taking, including birth control pills, as well as by a uterine bleeding which forced the TV star undergo a hysterectomy.

Girls creator and star Lena Dunham was also diagnosed with endometriosis some years ago, which led to a hysterectomy surgery. In a heartfelt essay published by Vogue, Lena told her hospitalization journey from the very beginning to the end of it, and although she states she does not regret her decision, she also says it was not easy. Part of the text read: [While heading to the operating room] I want to cry so badly, but I know its not welcome here. My sobbing could easily be seen as doubt and reverse it all. I am already mourning, but I am not in doubt.

Back in 2003 Roseanne Barrs series Domestic Goddess had to be put on hold, after the announcement that the actress and comedian had to undergo a hysterectomy. While no further details were provided, according to AP, Barrs assistant Becky Pentland said that its not life-threatening or anything. Shes a real healthy person, so we hope she wont be down very long.

It was not a full hysterectomy, but in 2015 actress Angelina Jolie underwent an operation to remove one of her ovaries, as well as her Fallopian tube. The Mr. and Mrs. Smith star made the decision for prevention purposes, after showing signs of a potential ovarian cancer. Two years before, in 2013, Angelina underwent a double mastectomy for prevention purposes as well, this time related to breast cancer.

Book author and TV host Sandra Lee underwent a hysterectomy only a couple of months ago. After leaving the operating room, Lee updated her Instagram followers by sharing a picture of herself, while still in the hospital. She wrote: Surgery is never fun, but the third day for me is always the worst day for me. Yesterday (my 3 day) was quite aggressive. All I can remember is I threw up all day - I was so sick, I threw up and cried, threw up and cried. Awful.

In 2017, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammar revealed on Instagram that she was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, which is the second most common skin cancer. However, the star had already had a battle against cancer in 2013, when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Endometrial Cancer, resulting in a hysterectomy. In an interview with People, Camille said: Cancer really stinks. Its unfortunate it runs in my family.

Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor deal with multiple health issues in her lifetime, including chronic back pain and hip issues. Sadly, she also had to deal with a hysterectomy surgery recovery in 1968. Only true fans have seen an image of Liz along with then-husband Richard Burton, leaving the hospital after the operation.

Saturday Night Live cast member Julia Sweeney underwent a hysterectomy following her 1995 cervical cancer diagnosis. In an interview with The Washington Post, Sweeney opened up about her experience and was asked what the most difficult part of getting the news was. She replied: The scary thing is I had gotten a Pap smear nine months before that and it had been negative. And by the time [doctors] did detect [the cancer], it was very advanced. I had planned on having kids someday, so that was bad - but I mostly wanted to live. Julia then adopted daughter Tara.

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