Former 'Dancing With the Stars' Co-Host Samantha Harris To Undergo Double Mastectomy
Former Dancing With the Stars co-host Samantha Harris has breast cancer and is set to undergo a double mastectomy. The 40-year-old TV personality revealed the news in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
Harris, who has two young daughters, made the decision to have the procedure after seeing three separate specialists. "I was sick of feeling the way that I did in the days after the diagnosis," she said. "I knew I needed to take control."
The former ET correspondent also admitted, "My daughters are three and six [years old.] All they're concerned about is to have mommy active, [to] be able to hold them, hug them, kiss them, be there, be present for everything. Having lost my dad when he was just 50 [years old,] I was lucky because I was 22 and I'd had him through my whole adolescence."
Actress Angelina Jolie also underwent a double mastectomy after learning she was a carrier of the mutated BRCA1 gene known to raise a woman's risk of breast and ovarian cancers.