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Announcement overnight Angelina Jolie revealing.
She has already had a double mastectomy the actress made the decision after finding out she carries in mutation of -- -- -- one gene.
That increases -- risk of getting grants breast cancer by 87%.
Julie's mother died of cancer her -- hitting close to home for another well known person Kara DioGuardi.
The former American Idol judge also had to make that difficult decision and I just had a chance to sit down with her to talk about.
She is a hit singer songwriter record producer composer and reality TV personality but this year former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi.
Has -- a very special title to that list what I consider the most important job in the world which is mom.
In January she and husband Mike -- cutting welcomed son Grayson James Carroll he -- circuit.
-- serious health concern nearly threatened her happy ending and now she's sharing her difficult journey to motherhood in hopes that she might save other lives.
He cares my guest today could see you -- -- -- him so people knew you from American Idol and -- -- singing and you're composing but they never knew that you were struggling with this infertility first and for most of them and then the next bombshell which was.
Well I realized.
That I had a bracket Sheen.
Bracket -- two and you are seeing two and basically that puts me at a risk -- 80% seven in 80% in my lifetime.
For breast cancer and about twenty to forty.
Percent for ovarian cancer.
In other words I knew that there is a really strong possibility I would be developing cancer my life and you knew that not only from being tested but.
From your own family history ten.
Right well actually I had heard a reporter in New York reporters Stacy say -- -- convincing her last name right.
Talk about her own.
Family history she's doing a report on it and I I was doing stuff around the apartment where I was staying.
And my -- that sounds like my family history.
And I started really tuning in to.
The report and I thought you know -- better get this test them.
And I went about the tests on the I was positive and you had the -- -- you made that big decision even you're trying to have a baby.
To have a hysterectomy.
Well what I I knew I had to have -- hysterectomy.
A full complete hysterectomy.
By a you know as early as I could because they really tell you to do it before the age forty -- -- have a child.
So I always thought in the back of my mind I would not be able to carry the child and I was lucky enough to find someone to do that for me and but still it's really important come mountain talk about it because 90%.
Of the people who have this gene don't even know about it he and this reporter.
May have saved my life and I I don't want to see my own son go through what I went through.
My my mother you wanna be around for Laura and I want -- so so it brings me to the next question which is 80% chance that this -- you might get breast cancer who have you made that personal decision.
I have I am going to do that undergo -- -- vasectomy.
And I think it it really freaks people out to -- what is scary crazy gonna take your -- off but it's.
It's taking healthy tissue off and reconstructing it and actually I think my -- are gonna look even better.
I'm not -- -- -- that I'm I'm treating the free boob job the -- I.
Exactly that's what that is one -- and that is one way to look at the older you get the more people Marion -- yet.
Little left something out well congratulations.
On your beautiful child and your marriage and and -- your health care -- --
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