Monday, November 5, 2012

Sharon Osbourne

The incomparable Sharon Osbourne announced that this past summer she had a double mastectomy after testing positive for the Breast Cancer Gene.

Today on The Talk, Sharon spoke about an interview she did with HELLO Magazine, and explained that she had sought medical attention when one of her implants had ruptured and leaked into the stomach.

 Following genetic testing for both her and Ozzy, It was discovered that in addition to the colon caner gene (which I am being tested for), Sharon tested positive for what is most probably the BRCA1 or BRCA2 Breast Cancer gene.  The exact gene was not specified, but having just gone through this very same testing myself - for the BRCA2,  I am very familiar with the mutations.

Sharon said this is not a "Woe Is Me" story, it is in fact a conscious decision that she made after having battled Colon cancer in the past and not wanting to put herself - her body - her family through a battle with Breast Cancer.  She instead opted for a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction.

Sending a clear message to women everywhere and displaying yet another example of the never-ending strength that is Sharon Osbourne!!