Kate Micucci, 'Big Bang Theory', is diagnosed with cancer

 December 15, 2023

Actress Kate Miccuci has been diagnosed with cancer. 

The 43-year-old Micucci, well-known for her role on The Big Bang Theory, revealed her cancer diagnosis roughly a week ago on her TikTok account.

There, she uploaded a video from a hospital bed, and it was in this video that Micucci revealed her cancer diagnosis.

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

"A sick talk"

In the video, Micucci reveals that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer and, 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." Miccuci said that she especially wants to get back to her painting.

Who is Kate Miccuci?

As mentioned earlier, Miccuci is an actress who is particularly well-known for playing the character Lucy on 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. Fox News reports, "In addition to her work as an actress, Micucci is a visual artist, comedian and singer-songwriter."

Miccuci, in response to a comment on her above video, 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. He scanned my heart and … that's where the spot in my lung was noticed," Micucci wrote.

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.

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