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‘Big Bang Theory’ star Kate Micucci reveals she is finally cancer-free after surgery

Kate Micucci, best known for her role as Lucy in “The Big Bang Theory,” announced that she is now officially cancer-free after receiving surgery last week.

The 43-year-old actress and comedian shared a health update on TikTok following her diagnosis with lung cancer.


Thank you to everyone who sent good wishes this week. It meant so much to me! ❤️ #cancerfree #solucky #update #goodnews #goodnewsontiktok #lungcancer

♬ original sound – Katemicucci

She said, “Hey everyone! I just wanted to thank you all so much for the good wishes and all the love that I have received this past week. It meant so much to me and really came at a time that I really needed it so thank you. I have great news, which is that I am cancer free!”

Micucci also told her followers that everything worked right in her successful surgery.

“The surgery last week went great. All the reports came back that it worked, I don’t need to do any other treatment. So big thank you to all my doctors and nurses and everyone that took just really great care of me. And thanks to figuring it out early because I am very very lucky and I know that.

“I’m just really grateful that things worked out as they did,” she continued. “I’m feeling really good today and I’m honestly just so excited and truly grateful. So thank you all for all the prayers and wishes. I’m just glad I can report some good news to you.”

In the latter part of the video, Micucci expressed her excitement about spending Christmas with her little boy, and then it captured the heartwarming moment as her 3-year-old son ran up to give her a kiss.

The actress revealed that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer last week in another TikTok video from the hospital.

“Hey everybody, this is not a TikTok, it’s a ‘Sick Tok. I’m in the hospital but it’s because I had lung cancer surgery yesterday. They caught it really early,” the comedian said at the time. “It’s really weird, because I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life so uh, you know, it was a surprise. But also I guess, also, it happens and so the greatest news is they caught it early, they got it out, I’m all good.”

@katiemicucci An update on what I’ve been up to. 🫁 #sicktok #hospital #imokay #solucky #sendinglove ♬ original sound – Katemicucci

Lung cancer stands as the primary cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, constituting approximately 1 in 5 cases. While smoking remains the predominant contributor to lung cancer, individuals who have never smoked can still be diagnosed.

According to the American Cancer Society, factors like exposure to radon, secondhand smoke, and air pollution, among others, can contribute to non-smokers developing lung cancer.

Early-stage diagnoses offer a 70 percent chance of surviving for at least five years. However, once the cancer spreads, long-term survival drops to as low as five percent.

In the comments section of her post, Micucci responded to a fan, asking if she had experienced any symptoms that prompted her to seek medical attention.

“I had one thing in my bloodwork that came back really high,” she explained, mentioning later that her CRP levels were high, indicating there was a lot of inflammation. “So I went to a preventative doc who did a few scans. He scanned my heart and that’s where the spot in my lung was noticed.”


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