The Bachelorette Katie Thurston Shares That She Underwent A Lumpectomy At Age 20

Katie Thurston is having quite the season on The Bachelorette. None of the men really seem to be there for the right reasons and producers have forced the cast to basically go to therapy on TV. Some people, like Katie, are mature enough to parse through their past experiences, no matter how uncomfortable.

Katie even decided to open up about her experience with sexual assault. This shows that Katie is no stranger to being vulnerable and tough. She’s using those strengths now to discuss a health scare that happened more recently than people think.

E! News reports that Katie, “recently took a moment to share details about undergoing lumpectomy surgery when she was younger.” Katie starts off the Instagram Story by saying, “I often get questions about my scar. It’s from a lumpectomy after finding a lump in my breast.”

Katie shared that, “because I was only 20, I discovered this on my own. Typically, women don’t get routine mammograms until their 40s, so it’s important to be your biggest advocate when it comes to your own personal health.” Yes. It is so important to know your body.

Katie also used this moment to advocate for the L4 mission, which is a “company founded by Bachelorette contestant Michael Allio to honor his late wife, Laura.” L4 “aims ‘to ensure that individuals and families battling cancer are surrounded by a support network that allows them to focus on treatment, recovery, and living joyous lives’.”

 

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Michael was actually one of Katie’s final suitors. He decided to leave on his own accord. On his departure, Katie said, “Michael is someone I saw myself walking away with. I knew what my life would be if I chose Michael, and that was a life I wanted. I know his decision is the best decision for his family, but right now, in this moment, it f–king hurts, and in this moment, I am mad. I am sad. All I’m looking for is to be in love and find my person, and it’s very possible that my person just left.”

Katie also told E! News that “she does have herself a keeper.” In a few weeks, we’ll find out who’s the lucky man!

TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK OF KATIE’S STORY? WAS MICHAEL HER PERSON? WHO DO YOU THINK SHE PICKS IN THE END? WILL SHE WALK AWAY ENGAGED?

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