Is Miranda McKeon OK? 'Anne With An E' star undergoes mastectomy for breast cancer
Miranda, 19, was diagnosed with 'one in a million' Stage 3 breast cancer in mid-June after she found a lump on her chest
Canadian television series 'Anne With An E' star Miranda McKeon recently revealed that she underwent a double mastectomy to treat her breast cancer. Miranda, 19, was diagnosed with 'one in a million' Stage 3 breast cancer in mid-June after she found a lump on her chest. In the months following her diagnosis, she underwent eight weeks of intensive chemotherapy that left her "a bit bare", as she stated on her Instagram.
In a new Instagram post, the actress revealed on Wednesday, November 10, that she was about to undergo a double mastectomy. "Today is the big day!!! I’ve arrived in SF to have the surgery that I’ve been anticipating for almost 5 months. I’ll be having a double mastectomy- a procedure to remove all of the breast tissue under the skin on both sides as well as some lymph nodes on my right side. This will get rid of any cancer and significantly decrease my risk of reoccurrence in the future. This also means that I will be cancer free!"
She added, "After tens of hours of meetings with surgeons and so so so much research (mostly done by my mom, thank you mom!) I truly feel like I found the perfect team with @drannepeled @peledmigraine . Whereas with traditional mastectomies, women are left mostly totally numb in their chest- I will have a sensation preserving mastectomy which is safe from an oncologic standpoint but more care is taken when cutting nerves and nerve grafts are done to reconstruct cut nerves. While it will certainly take a bit of time, I’m so grateful that I will return to looking and feeling like myself! Today step 2/3 will be finalized with radiation to follow." Miranda thanked her loved ones for their support, saying, "The people in my life show up for me each and everyday in ways that are so tender and heartwarming. I’m one lucky girl!!!!!!".
One month after her diagnosis, Miranda told PEOPLE that besides treating her cancer, her goal was to "find the beauty in all of this." "I wouldn't have chosen this, I didn't choose this, I don't think anyone would choose this," she said. "But I'm making it my job to try and pull something out of this."
Talking about sharing her experience on her blog and on Instagram, she said, "It's so cathartic for me. My blog is the one thing that is super tangible that has come out of this where I'm like, 'Damn, this is awesome.' I'm hoping that by documenting a good majority of this, that someone else will be able to read it down the line when they need it and they can find comfort and healing through it in the way that I do writing it."