Sandra Lee Breast Cancer Diagnosis Revealed On GMA [VIDEO]

Posted on May 12th, 2015 at 4:36 pm
True Sandra Lee is a brave woman. Food Network television star revealed on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be undergoing a double mastectomy. The 48-year-old told her fans the news during an interview with Good Morning America, admitting that she chose to talk about her struggle in hopes of encouraging other women to get screened. "If it saves one person, and makes one more person go get a mammogram, and if they're sitting down right now watching this, don't watch this TV,'' she said during the interview, also revealing she has had a lumpectomy and will have surgery this week. "Go pick your phone up, and call your doctor and get your rear end in there and get a mammogram right now,'' she said. But luckily for Lee, she has a supportive male figure by her side to support her during this hard time -- her boyfriend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo said he expects to take some personal time to support Lee "as she handles the trauma of her operation and the pain of the recovery.'' "Sandy is young for her diagnosis, she has no family history, she is healthy and had no symptoms or signals that she was in danger,'' Cuomo said. "... Sandy has bravely decided to speak openly about her illness in order to remind women of the potentially lifesaving power of early detection.'' Stay strong, Sandra!