Celebrity chef Sandra Lee, who is well known for her Food Network television show Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee, just revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The 48-year-old chef, whose partner is Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, found out about the news during a photo shoot for People‘s Most Beautiful issue.
“And I walked off the set, and 20 minutes later my doctor called and told me I had breast cancer,” she said on GMA. “I didn’t even cry, I was stunned … You know, and that’s just how fast life turns. It turns on a dime.”
“And so I said, ‘OK. If I’m going to have a mastectomy, am I supposed to just get one done?’ Both the radiologist and the doctor said, ‘You’re a ticking time bomb.’ And they both said, ‘You need — I would just get them both done,’” Sandra added about her decision to get a double mastectomy.
“Girls in 20s and their 30s just have to know. And I don’t want women to wait. And that’s why I’m talking … 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. Go pick your phone up, and call your doctor and get your rear end in there and get a mammogram right now,” Sandra urged.
We wish Sandra all the best during this time and hope she recovers quickly.