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Kelly Osbourne Says She Will Get Same Preventative Surgery as Angelina Jolie

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Kelly Osbourne, daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and former host of Fashion Police, announced on The Talk that she will be joining Angelina Jolie in the future in regards to her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. Osbourne made her decision after she became aware that she is a carrier of the BRCA gene mutation, which increases the risk of developing cancer.

“I agree with this 100%,” Osbourne said on The Talk, a show her mother Sharon co-hosts. “I know that one day I will eventually have to do it, too.”

Osbourne previously has dealt with the pain and hardships of cancer after her mother was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002, which eventually spread to her lymph nodes. In order to reduce the risk of developing cancer cells, Osbourne said she will have her ovaries removed when the time is right.

The surgeon who performed the preventative surgery on Angelina Jolie, Dr. Kristi Funk of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, explained the BRCA gene mutation is now detectable and if detected at the right time, there is action that can be taken to save your life. The gene mutation alone has an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, NY Daily News said.

In a recent op-ed published in the New York Times, Jolie explained that after having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed because of her fear of cancer, she is experiencing menopause and will no longer be able to have children.

Jolie’s previous article concerning her double mastectomy in 2013 and her most recent article, have inspired women around the world to be forward thinkers about the issue and will hopefully continue to educate others to learn more about their health options.

Kelly Osbourne reveals she has same high cancer risk as Angelina Jolie. NY Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/osbourne-reveals-high-ca.... Accessed 3-25-15.

Kelly Osbourne: She’ll get same surgery as Jolie. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2015/03/25/kelly-osbourne-shell-ge.... Accessed 3-25-15.

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