Camille Grammer Diagnosed With Endometrial Cancer, Recovering After Surgery

Former reality star had a hysterectomy Thursday

By maureen heaton, Lily Harrison Oct 11, 2013 10:29 PMTags
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Camille Grammer is recovering from surgery after she was diagnosed with an early stage endometrial cancer.

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star's rep confirmed to E! News that Grammer "underwent a radical hysterectomy today."

"The surgery went well and she is expected to make a complete recovery following a significant recuperation period."

The 45-year-old "was at elevated risk due to genetic issues," her rep also confirmed.

"[Camille] has been diligent about regular checkups and monitoring, which explains that early detection and rapid treatment."

"Mrs. Grammer expresses gratitude to all the amazing health care professionals who have taken such loving and nurturing care of her. She urges all women to be aware of the genetic factors relating to women's cancers and get regular checkups." (People was first to report the diagnosis.)

The outspoken mother of two is sitting out the rest of the RHOBH franchise.

Newcomers Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia have officially joined season four.

And while the show is filled with drama, Grammer insists that her departure was anything but amicable.

"Some ridiculous stories on the web lately about #RHOBH. To set the record straight. I have truly enjoyed my time w/ show and the ladies:)," Grammer tweeted earlier this year.

"I wish twitter gave more characters to write with. Its difficult sometimes to truncate sentences when you are trying to write something."