Apr 9, 2014 09:50 AM
She's so brave to speak out!
Samantha Harris has revealed that she will undergo a double mastectomy later this month after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
During a routine examination, the former Dancing with the Stars co-host found a lump, and although she had received a clean mammogram shortly before, she still felt something was suspicious and decided to see a specialist, who diagnosed her with the disease after a needle biopsy and lumpectomy.
"It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest," she confessed to People of her reaction to the bad news.
Although she was presented with the less invasive option of undergoing a radical second lumpectomy with radiation, the TV personality did her research and chose the procedure she thought was right for her and her family.
"I was sick of feeling the way that I did in the days after the diagnosis. I knew I needed to take control," she explained.
We're wishing her a healthy recovery!