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Teacher to have breasts removed to reduce cancer risk

A teacher from Portsmouth has been speaking about her decision to have both breasts removed at the age of 31.

Josephine Torrington says it's the only option to dramatically reduce the risk of developing cancer that has already claimed the lives of her mother, grandmother, great grandmother and two of her aunts.

Just weeks away from surgery, Josephine is joining celebrities and taking to the water to paddle 120 miles in 5 days to raise money for research into cancer. Richard Slee reports.