Emma Parlons had a double mastectomy after discovering she had an 85% chance of developing breast cancer and Dr Kat Arney from Cancer Research told ITV News about how women reach the decision to have a pre-emptive surgery.
Emma said that when she came round after having her surgery she felt, "massively empowered."
Brad Pitt described his partner Angelina Jolie as "absolutely heroic" after the actress revealed she underwent a double mastectomy.
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As Angelina Jolie reveals she underwent a preventative double mastectomy, Tracey Barraclough tells ITV News why she had the same procedure.