Sharon Osbourne has double mastectomy

Sharon Osbourne Sharon Osbourne has undergone a double mastectomy. The 60-year-old TV host - who has battled colon cancer in the past - decided to have both of her breasts removed after finding out she carried a gene which increases the chances of her developing cancer in the chest area. She said: "I've had cancer before and I didn't want to live under that cloud - I decided to take everything off. The odds are not in my favor. For me, it wasn't a big decision, it was a no brainer." Sharon added that part of her decision to have the surgery was due to the arrival of her first grandchild, Pearl, from son Jack Osbourne and his partner Lisa Stelly earlier this year. She told Hello! magazine: "I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to Pearl. 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."

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  1. Karen Munro • November 6, 2012 @ 10:57 AM

    very brave and loving woman!

  2. Pyrilamine • November 6, 2012 @ 11:16 AM

    Wow, that is an amazing story. For so many people in our culture the breasts seem to give people a sense of power (probably why there are so many people getting implants) and so it is refreshing to see someone like Sharon saying her health is more important.

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