CELEBRITY CHEF SANDRA LEE DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER

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This week, celebrity chef Sandra Lee was diagnosed with with breast cancer, after having a routine mammogram. Specifically, she was diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), which is a common noninvasive cancer. However, over time, it can become invasive if left untreated. She opened up about this personal struggle on Good Morning America.

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Sandra claims that she was beyond shocked after she found this out and told PEOPLE that “Life can turn on a dime.”

Lee has decided to undergo a double mastectomy because she does not want to go through weeks of radiation treatment.

She has started to record her thoughts and medical appointments in a video diary. After this is all over, she plans to spread the word about early great cancer detection.

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* For more on Lee’s cancer battle, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

Author: Caroline.H ~ Contributing editor