Actress and star of TV Land's Jennifer Falls Jaime Pressly revealed she underwent an almost-full mastectomy several years ago following an undiagnosed case of mastitis, an inflammation of the mammary gland in the breast.
The 37-year-old blonde, who gave birth to son Dezi James Calvo in 2007, told hosts of The Talk that she initially dismissed the pain, noting she has a high threshold after spending 25 years as a dancer and attributed her discomfort to breastfeeding.
Four years after first experiencing the pain, Pressly discovered lumps spread around her breasts and sought medical treatment.
The My Name Is Earl star explained that the lumps spread and most of her breast tissue needed to be removed. While she called the experience "the craziest thing," Pressly said she thanks God it wasn't cancer.
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