Rita Wilson 'thankful' for life after beating breast cancer

Los Angeles: Actress Rita Wilson is "thankful for every single day" after beating breast cancer. The 59-year-old underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery last year and she is now cancer free. She considers it "encouraging" for her. "I want to say, first of all, that I'm thankful for every single day. It's encouraging," Wilson told etonline.com at charitable program Stand Up to Cancer's telecast on Friday. "For me, it's all about awareness and about raising money. I had incredible doctors. I was initially misdiagnosed and I got a second opinion on my pathology (which) showed that I did have cancer.  "So with that very, very early diagnosis I was able to take care of it and get it all done," she added.