The power of a second opinion for cancer

April 22, 2015 10:00 AM

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Rita Wilson, 58-year-old actress, singer, and the wife of Tom Hanks, recently revealed she underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after having been diagnosed with breast cancer. She credits to her decision to have a double mastectomy to getting a second opinion for her diagnosis. Now on her way to recovery, she expects to return to the Broadway show she was appearing in next month thanks to doctors who caught the breast cancer early.

"I am recovering and most importantly, expected to make a full recovery," Wilson shared in a statement to People Magazine. "Why? Because I caught this early, have excellent doctors and because I got a second opinion."

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