Those of us who love Wanda Sykes are also used to laughing when we see her, whether on the standup stage or in a sitcom like “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” So when we first saw her name in a YouTube search for “breast cancer,” we thought the clip must be a comedic sketch from a benefit for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Instead, Sykes talks about her own cancer and her decision to have a double mastectomy this year, at the age of 47. Watch below as she tells Ellen DeGeneres all about it — with admirable calm and inspirational good humor.



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