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Actor Ray Romano's wife has won her battle with breast cancer.

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Anna Romano was diagnosed with stage one cancer in February 2010 after medics discovered a lump in her right breast during a routine mammogram.

The 48-year-old underwent four rounds of chemotherapy to combat the disease and she admits going bald took a toll on her self-esteem.

Anna tells People magazine, "I'm already shy and the last thing I wanted to do was walk around bald."

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The mum of four went on to make a full recovery and Anna insists her bout with cancer has taught her to put herself first: "I take on everybody's stress, but this had to be all about me. I'm not like that!"

The "Everybody Loves Raymond" star kept his wife's health crisis a secret but the couple is now going public with the news in a bid to provide hope to fellow patients and survivors.

He adds, "We dodged a bullet. Now we want to give back."

The pair is parents to Ally, 21, twins Greg and Matt, 19, and Joe, 14.

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