Comedian and actress Wanda Sykes went on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to discuss her history with breast cancer, and how a trip to get a breast reduction turned into a breast cancer diagnosis, according to the Huffington Post.
The doctors found after that her reduction, Sykes had ductal carcinoma in situ in her left breast, which is the extremely early stages of the disease.
"I had the choice of, you can go back every three months and get it checked. Have a mammogram, MRI every three months just to see what it's doing. But I'm not good at keeping on top of stuff," Sykes explained.
She opted for a double mastectomy. Now, she has zero chance of being diagnosed from the disease. She added that she has plenty of walks coming up to do her part in spreading breast cancer awareness
and fighting the disease, the media outlet reports.
According to the Susan G. Komen organization, it is recommended that once a woman turns 40 they receive annual mammograms. If a woman has an extensive family history of the disease, they may want to start scheduling these appointments earlier in order to catch the disease during its beginning stages.