Sandra Lee to Undergo New Surgery in Breast Cancer Fight

Celebrity chef Sandra Lee is heading back into surgery.

The 49-year-old Food Network star has been struggling to recover since her double mastectomy in May following a breast cancer diagnosis.

Lee says in a Facebook post Monday that she and her boyfriend, Gov. Cuomo, have decided she'll have additional surgery Tuesday.

She says she tried modern medicine and Eastern and holistic treatments "but infection is an incredible monster."

The "Semi-Homemade Cooking" star says tennis is her favorite sport and "it's time for a mean backhand."

Lee was taken to the hospital with fluid buildup Aug. 5 but went home over the weekend. A representative says she was placed on "heavy antibiotics."

Lee revealed her breast cancer diagnosis in May on ABC's "Good Morning America." The cancer was found after a routine mammogram. She said she decided to talk about her illness to encourage other women to get screened.

"If it saves one person, and makes one more person go get a mammogram, and if they're sitting down right now watching this, don't watch this TV," she said during the interview. "Go pick your phone up and call your doctor and get your rear end in there and get a mammogram right now."

Lee also is a cookbook author and magazine publisher. She and Cuomo share a home in Westchester County.

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