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"Wednesday i had an mri /instead of a mammogram/ the doctor at the image facility /told me of many false positives /from breast MRIs /but with a family history …" O'Donnell wrote of her doctors finding a lump in each of her breasts.
The 48-year-old star's mother died after battling breast cancer, when O'Donnell was only 11 years old. "38 my mom was diagnosed /39 she died / too late when they opened her up in huntington hospital/ it was everywhere," she recalls in her poem.
This isn't the first time O'Donnell has had a cancer scare herself, telling fans: "I had my first lump removed at 30/ thumb sized fatty tissue/ i went alone / i was living in los angeles."
O'Donnell also uses her poem to pay homage to other women who have had to face the terrifying ordeal, including Suzanne Somers. "Over 200 thousand women /will be told they have breast cancer this year /40 thousand will die from it /many more will live on/ everybody breathe / here we grow /again /peace," she concludes.
E! News reports that O'Donnell is scheduled to get her biopsy results on Thursday and her rep says they are "hoping for the best."
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