Fighting cancer

Celebrity chef reveals plans for double mastectomy

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Sandra Lee, the popular TV chef, told Robin Roberts on Tuesday’s Good Morning America that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in March. Lee, 48, said she initially had a lumpectomy performed by doctors, and will undergo a double mastectomy later this week. “Go pick up your phone and call your doctor and get your rear end in there and get a mammogram right now,” she told viewers, saying that she decided to go public with the news to raise awareness about breast cancer screening. Lee lives with her partner, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who told reporters that he’d be taking time off to be at her side during and after the surgery. “Sandy is young for her diagnosis, she has no family history, and she is healthy and had no symptoms or signals that she was in danger,” Cuomo said. He said he believes early detection of the disease may have saved her life.

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