ITV news presenter Bridgid Nzekwu had already suffered cancer once as a teenager, and lost her mother to breast cancer when she discovered a malignant lump in her left breast.
Because she had had the maximum amount of radiation allowed in her teens, she was advised she must have the complete removal of her left breast.
Her right breast was perfectly healthy but as far as Bridgid was concerned there was no guarantee it would stay that way, so she chose to have a double mastectomy, done using the most advanced type of breast reconstruction where after the breast tissue has been removed, a tummy tuck is performed, and the fat, skin and arteries transplanted into the chest.
Bridgid has now lowered her chances of getting breast cancer again from 25% to 2%. She joins Lorraine to share her story.