Rosie O'Donnell checked for breast cancer after finding lumps
Rosie O'Donnell says doctors found lumps in both of her breasts and that she is waiting for results from her biopsies to see if she has cancer.
The 48-year-old actress and comedienne revealed the news in the form of a poem on her blog. "Wednesday i had an mri instead of a mammogram," O'Donnell wrote on Sunday. "2 hours later the doctor who warned of false positives called to tell there were 2 spots but not to worry they looked innocent enough."
"My name is called," she said. "A biopsy she tells me on the way back to the MRI tube. probably nothing. someone is holding my hand. another is rubbing my back. the dr is saying 'only a few minutes - i am sorry it hurts'. it does not hurt me at all. i feel nothing but the love of strangers hands."
O'Donnell's mother died at age 39 after battling breast cancer, which was diagnosed a year earlier. O'Donnell said she had a benign lump removed from her breast when she was 30.
The actress is known for films such as "A League of Their Own", which also starred Madonna, "Sleepless in Seattle" and "The Flintstones". She once hosted her own talk show and served as a co-host on ABC's "The View".
O'Donnell is set to host a new hour-long show on Oprah Winfrey's new OWN channel, which will debut early next year.The show will be produced in New York.
UPDATE: O'Donnell later revealed that doctors found that the lumps were benign and she does not have cancer.