Sharon Osbourne made the tough decision to undergo a double mastectomy, but she reveals the choice was a “no brainer”.
Sharon, 60, decided to undergo the preventative 13-hour surgery after she learned she was carrying a mutated gene that led doctors to believe she was ‘high risk’ for breast cancer. Having already survived colon cancer almost a decade ago, The Talk co-host says the decision was an easy one.
She told Hello magazine, “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.”
Sharon and husband Ozzy became grandparents in April when their son Jack and his now wife Lisa Stelly gave birth to little Pearl.
She further tells the magazine, “I didn’t even think of my breasts in a nostalgic way. I just wanted to be able to live my life without that fear all the time.”
According to the facts, women that carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene carry a 60% change of developing breast cancer sometime in their life opposed to a 12% chance to those that do not carry the harmful mutation.
Wow, Sharon continuously proves that she is such a fighter and she’s incredibly strong. Good for her for taking charge of her body and life. Positive thoughts and prayers are going her way.