Sharon Osbourne Reveals She Had A Double Mastectomy After Cancer Scare
Sharon Osbourne has revealed that she has undergone a double mastectomy after finding out she was at a high risk of developing breast cancer.
60 year-old Sharon, who battled with colon cancer ten years ago, recently discovered that she carries a faulty gene, which dramatically increases her chances of getting breast cancer.
Determined to lower the risk of developing the disease once more, Sharon bravely made the decision to remove both of her breasts, in a grueling 13-hour double mastectomy operation.
Speaking to Hello! magazine of what made her make the life changing decision, Sharon explained: “As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought the odds are not in my favor. I’ve had cancer before and I didn’t want to live under that cloud. I decided to just take everything off, and had a double mastectomy.”
Sharon continued to state: “For me, it wasn’t a big decision, it was a no-brainer. I didn’t want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me. I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to Pearl. “
Whilst the surgery is deeply invasive, Sharon was keen to highlight the fact that she did not want people to feel sorry for her, as she understands there are people in worse situations than herself, who do not have the choice to lower their chances of developing cancer.
Article By Victoria Beckett