Rita Wilson Double Mastectomy Second Opinion a Lifesaver

4/14/2015 6:08 AM PDT
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Rita Wilson had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. 

The 58-year-old actress says she underwent the procedure last week -- with husband Tom Hanks by her side -- after a diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma. She says the first test for cancer came back negative, but she got a second opinion which detected her true condition.  

Rita told People, "I hope this will encourage others to get a second opinion and to trust their instincts if something doesn't 'feel' right." 

Wilson had been appearing in the Larry David Broadway play "Fish in the Dark," but has taken a leave of absence.