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Miss America Contestant to Undergo Preventative Double Mastectomy

by Kathy Jones on  November 17, 2012 at 6:27 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
A 24-year old Miss America contestant from Washington D.C revealed that she will be undergoing a preventative double mastectomy after finding that she carries the same rare chromosomal disease due to which she lost her mother when she was just 16.
 Miss America Contestant to Undergo Preventative Double Mastectomy
Miss America Contestant to Undergo Preventative Double Mastectomy
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Allyn Rose, who will be taking part in the pageant from January 12, said that she is just three years younger than when her mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer and added that she wants to be there for her children after spending most of her teenage milestones with her mother.

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"The idea that I could wake up one day and not have the same body that I did the day before is very scary. But I also realize my mom was diagnosed at 27. That's three years away from me. I'm not going to let my fear of losing this part of my femininity stop me from living", she said.


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