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.