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Angelina Jolie going public with a major decision she says she made for her children undergoing a preventative double mastectomy.
There's a genetic test revealed that she was at very high risk for getting breast cancer she's coming forward she says hoping that other women can benefit from her experience.
This comes as the reigning beauty queen prepares to have the same procedure because she also faces -- an usually high risk for developing breast cancer.
Allen Roses the reigning miss District of Columbia and she joins me now Alan great to see you thank you so much for being here.
You -- your honor.
You don't have the same gene as Angelina Jolie but you have been diagnosed with a very high risk of breast cancer.
And -- you've chosen to undergo the same preventative double mastectomy how high is your risk and how did you come to the decision.
My -- is a little bit difficult to determine but I do face a very strong hereditary risk of breast cancer my mother was diagnosed with this disease at the age of 27.
Came back twenty years later in the other breast and she passed away my grandmother passed -- from this disease my great on it.
So I and I am facing a very strong renteria and linked to breast cancer how hard it is that means that she's a beauty queen you get judged on your looks you put yourself out there to be assessed on your looks and certain.
You know and obviously -- -- your breasts are part of your body and who you are and femininity your sex appeal and so on.
Chart I mean it was a difficult decision to make Karen my dad sat me down -- -- said data in -- just hoping into the body at now.
Why -- I -- to have this surgery but -- looked at me straight in the face and he said I want you to be dead like your mom.
And I think he needed to be that aggressive with me you know at eighteen you think you're invincible in -- -- -- to be a hundred years old.
But I didn't have the luxury that most people half my mom is diagnosed with the stage three breast cancer at the age of 27.
I turned 45 this month the idea that I could be facing about for my life two years from now it's a very.
Real and scary proposition so you know I -- I'd rather have a beautiful life -- have what other people tell me constitutes a beautiful body.
Amen to that Angelina says that share her mother died at 56 and she was worried about being -- -- mother her own children.
And says that he did the procedure can come up beautifully united she got implants and they -- they could to reserve.
In -- tissues and so on.
I I assume you're you're hoping for the same results.
Yes I mean not -- as perfectly seamless procedure but unlucky that I live at a technological age where reconstruction is possible.
And there's been huge leaps and bounds and the medical community for reconstruction and they can make you look.
Almost as good as perfect sometimes better and I think it was an incredibly commendable thing for Angelina to come -- and say that she feels just as beautiful -- -- Amen and all the best of luck to you very thank you thanks for -- -- times.
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