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The Big Bang Theory star Kate Micucci reveals she has been diagnosed with lung cancer

The Big Bang Theory star Kate Micucci reveals she has been diagnosed with lung cancer

Kate Micucci - who appeared in The Big Bang Theory - has taken to TikTok to reveal a recent lung cancer diagnosis.

The Big Bang Theory star Kate Micucci has documented a recent lung cancer diagnosis in an update provided to her fans.

Micucci is of course best known for playing Lucy in The Big Bang Theory - a rather awkward character who is much loved by fans.

Raj (Kunal Nayyar) met Lucy at a single's party, though their romance very much came to an end in season six as she dumped him.

Nonetheless, Micucci featured in season six of the CBS sitcom and also came back for the tenth season.

Now, in her personal life, the actor has posted an update to her TikTok account 'on what I’ve been up to'.

"Hey everybody, this is not a TikTok, it’s a ‘Sick Tok,’” she began.

The actor recently underwent surgery.

Micucci went on to say her diagnosis was unexpected, though it was very fortunate it was caught early.

"It’s really 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 the greatest news is they caught it early, they got it out, I’m all good," she added.

Like the actor said, lung cancer is often associated with smokers, however, research does show that lung cancer diagnosis' have risen in non-smokers in recent years, especially in women.

The American Cancer Society states that secondhand smoke, pollution, family history and other factors can contribute to a lung cancer diagnosis.

Back to the TikTok, Miccuci explained how something unusual showing up in her bloodwork led to the cancer diagnosis.

She said: "I had one thing in my bloodwork that came back really high. So I went to a preventative doc who did a few scans. He scanned my heart and that’s where the spot in my lung was noticed."

The cancer was thankfully caught early.

While she may have gone through a terrible ordeal, Miccuci is planning to return to work as soon as possible.

"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," she said.

The 43-year-old has a 3-year-old son with husband Jake Sinclair.

While she is certainly best known for her role in The Big Bang Theory, Micucci has featured in her fair share of film and TV shows in recent years.

She has also appeared in Scrubs, Raising Hope and voiced Velma in the Scooby-Doo franchise since 2015.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@katiemicucci/CBS

Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity, Health