‘Misery’ actress Kathy Bates ‘Only Other Survivors Understand Cancer Battle’. She does not reveal anything about her cancer fight to the press because only fellow survivors can truly understand the battle she had faced.
She put a up a good fight and she won, beating ovarian cancer in back in 2003, but speaking about in public happened only following her beating the illness.
She held back from speaking about the disease to the media, but now had decided to speak out on Wednesday June 13, 2012as she she joined four hundred other cancer survivors and their families at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Survivorship Center in New York.
She tells the New York Daily News,
“I haven’t talked much about being an ovarian cancer survivor because I don’t really want to define myself that way. I want to be defined by my own essence.”
And Bates also insists that few people actually understand the gravity of the disease.
“Although everybody’s as supportive as they can be, basically it’s your fight. It’s only the other survivors that really understand.
“A lot of people go through the chemo and run out of gas. They come out the other end, and then become depressed. You feel that you should be swinging from the chandeliers… but it takes a long time to get your strength back.”