Camille Grammer, the former star of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," is doing well and will make a full recovery after undergoing a radical hysterectomy for early-stage endometrial cancer.
"The surgery went very well and she is expected to make a complete recovery following a significant recuperation period," Grammer's rep told Us Oct. 14.
Grammer, 45, underwent a radical hysterectomy on Oct. 11, 2013. Camille, the ex-wife of actor Kelsey Grammer, decided to get the surgery because of an elevated risk of endometrial cancer due to a genetic predisposition. A radical hysterectomy involves the complete removal of the uterus, cervix, upper vagina, and parametrium.
"[Camille] has been diligent about regular check-ups and monitoring, which explains the early detection and rapid treatment," said her rep. "She urges all women to be aware of genetic factors relating to women's cancers and get regular check-ups."
Grammer's two children (daughter Mason, 12, and son Jude, 9), were born via a surrogate after she was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome.
Camille, a former Playboy model, is a longtime workout fanatic who follows a healthy, portion-controlled diet. "I love to go on hikes, play tennis, surf, and go paddle boarding," she said. "I'm a terrible surfer, but I do it anyway."
It's unclear exactly what causes endometrial cancer, which affects the lining of the uterus. Risk factors include hormone imbalance, high blood pressure and diabetes, and symptoms include pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding.
Radio personality Robin Quivers recently overcame her battle with endometrial cancer by undergoing surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Quivers, 61, credited a vegan diet for helping her body heal after her cancer treatments.