Thankfully Sandra Lee is a stickler for routine mammograms, otherwise her doctors could've detected the breast cancer a little too late.
The celebrity chef opened up on Tuesday morning to Good Morning America and revealed she was shocked after hearing the cancer news:
"Life can turn on a dime."
About two months after being diagnosed with cancer in her right breast, Sandra shared she will be undergoing a double mastectomy to avoid going through radiation.
[ Related: Rita Wilson Underwent Double Mastectomy & Reconstruction Surgery ]
Her reasoning for it:
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THIS is what technology was made for!
First Warning Systems has developed a sports bra with sensors that can detect tumors in the breast six years before imaging, seven years before a mammogram, and eight years before a standard breast exam.
Wow. That's HUGE!
The bra has a 90% and higher success rate, meaning it’s pretty damn accurate!
It will be launched in Europe in 2013, and with FDA approval will be available in the US by 2014.
The initial investment is expected to be less than $1,000, which isn’t pocket change, but you can’t put a price on health!
Ch-ch-check out the video (below) to learn more about how this AH-Mayzing boulder holder works!
Tags: breast cancer, breast exam, early detection, fda, first warning systems, mammogram, sports, technology
Kellie Pickler has bid adieu to her blonde locks!
Unlike Britney Spears, the American Idol alum shaved her head to bring awareness to early cancer detection and support her best friend, Summer Holt Miller, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at only 36 years old.
Breast cancer runs in Summer's family and
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It has been a TOUGH couple for Giuliana Rancic! But, somehow the E! host has managed to stay positive.
While the star was dealing public struggle to get pregnant with husband Bill Rancic, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Both events took a huge emotional toll on Giuliana — though, now she believes her infertility was a blessing.
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This is so sad.
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with a form of non-invasive breast cancer, called DCIS.
Thankfully, she and her doctors detected the disease early during a routine mammogram, and she's expected to make a full recovery!
"I cried. It knocked me on my ass, really. I feel so in control of my life and my body, and then this comes, and it's completely out of my hands. I went four years between mammograms. I let it slide. Everyone gets busy, but don't make excuses. I stay in shape and eat right, and it happened to me. Another year and I could have been in big trouble."
We're relieved that she went when she did and caught it in time!
Navratilova has already had a lumpectomy and plans to begin six weeks of radiation therapy, starting in May.
We wish her the best of luck during this difficult time. Stay strong, bb!
[Image via AP Images.]
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