Samantha Harris To Undergo Double Mastectomy

Samantha Harris is battling breast cancer and the former “Dancing with the Stars” co-host will undergo a double mastectomy.

According to People, the 40-year-old detected a lump in her right breast last fall and a biopsy and a lumpectomy determined she had breast cancer.

“It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest,” Harris told the mag about receiving the news.

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After consulting with three specialists, Harris was given two options: a double mastectomy or a second lumpectomy accompanied with radiation.

“I was sick of feeling the way that I did in the days after the diagnosis,” she told the mag. “I knew I needed to take control.”

The mother of two explained that she made the best decision for herself and her family and despite the surgery – scheduled for later this month – she’s been able to find a sense of peace with her treatment choice.

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“I felt so much calmer,” she said of making the tough call to undergo the double mastectomy.

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