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Sharon Osbourne Talks Double Mastectomy

Posted Monday November 5, 2012 10:11 AM GMT

It’s no secret that breast cancer is one of the biggest threats to female health and wellness these days, and Sharon Osbourne wasn’t taking any chances after she found out she’s a carrier of the BRCA gene.

According to a report, the former “America’s Got Talent” judge immediately ordered a double mastectomy to eliminate the possibility that she could contract the disease.

Osbourne explained, “As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought, ‘The odds are not in my favor.’ I didn’t want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me.”

“It’s not a ‘pity me’ [situation]. It’s a decision I made that’s got rid of this weight I was carrying around,” she added.

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