'Big Bang Theory' Actress Kate Micucci Announces She's Cancer-Free After Successful Surgery

Such wonderful news.

Kate Micucci attends the "Clerks III" Premiere at TCL Chinese 6 Theaters at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 24, 2022 in Hollywood, California
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Big Bang Theory actress Kate Micucci, who portrayed Raj's short-term girlfriend Lucy on the show, has announced the great news that she is now cancer-free. She had previously shared that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

Sharing a TV news item about her illness on Instagram, Micucci wrote, "Pretty surreal to wake up and find Good Morning America had done a segment about my lung cancer diagnosis.

"Great news is, thanks to surgery last week, I am cancer free and no other treatment is needed. I was very lucky to have such wonderful doctors and nurses who took great care of me. And I was very lucky to find it so early.

"Thank you @willreeve_ and @goodmorningamerica for getting the word out about lung cancer awareness. #lungcancer #lucky #sendinglove"

The actress was flooded with support from commenters including Ed Helms, who wrote, "This is a scary and wild updates. I’m so glad you’re recovering, Kate. This world needs you to stick around as long as possible!!"

Yvette Nicole Brown commented, "Praying for you, honey!"

Other well wishes poured in from the likes of Reggie Watts, Joel McHale, and Kenan Thompson.

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Earlier this month, Micucci took to TikTok to share her diagnosis and update her followers on what was going on for her.

"Hey everybody! This is not a TikTok, it's a SickTok," she said in a video.

"I'm in the hospital, but it's because I had lung cancer surgery yesterday. 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, they got it out, I'm all good.

"But it's been a little bit of a trip, and I'll probably be moving slow for a few weeks, but then I'll be back at it."


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