Actress Kate Micucci has been diagnosed with lung cancer despite having “never smoked a cigarette” in her life.
The 43-year-old Micucci is best known for her role on “The Big Bang Theory.”
She revealed her cancer diagnosis in a post on her TikTok account.
There, she uploaded a video from a hospital bed and revealed her cancer diagnosis.
@katiemicucci An update on what I’ve been up to. 🫁 #sicktok #hospital #imokay #solucky #sendinglove ♬ original sound – Katemicucci
In the video, Micucci reveals that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
As part of her treatment, she has undergone lung surgery.
The video begins:
Hey everbody, This is not a TikTok. It’s a sick talk. I’m in the hospital, but it’s because I had lung cancer surgery yesterday.
Micucci goes on to inform her followers that her doctors caught the cancer “really early.”
The actress also expressed her surprise at having been diagnosed with lung cancer considering that she has never been a smoker.
Mucucci, in the video, said:
“They caught it really early.
“It’s pretty weird because I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life.
“So, you know, it was a surprise.
“But, also, I guess it happens, and, so, the greatest news is they caught it early.”
Micucci went on to say that the doctors “got it out,” that she is “all good,” and that she expects to be “moving slow for a few weeks” following her surgery.
But, after that, she says that she expects to “be back at it.”
Micucci said that she especially wants to get back to her painting.
As mentioned earlier, Micucci is an actress who is particularly well-known for playing the character Lucy in “The Big Bang Theory.”
She is also well-known for being part of the “Garfunkel and Oates” comedy duo.
But, acting is only part of what Micucci does.
“In addition to her work as an actress, Micucci is a visual artist, comedian, and singer-songwriter,” Fox News reports.
In response to a comment on her above video, Micucci explained that she got checked out by a doctor after her bloodwork “came back really high.”
“So, I went to a preventative doc who did a few scans,” Micucci wrote.
“He scanned my heart and … that’s where the spot in my lung was noticed.
Fox reports that roughly 10% to 20% of people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked.
The most frequent causes of lung cancer for non-smokers are secondhand smoke and radon exposure.