In an interview with Hello Magazine, Sharon Osbourne said she learned that she carries a gene that increases the risk of developing breast cancer
. As soon as she heard the news, Sharon said she had a double mastectomy because she didn't want that shadow hanging over her for the rest of her life and that without the surgery, the odds were not in her favor. She went on to say that no one should pity her, because it was not a woe is me kind of situation, but a decision she made “that got rid of the weight I was carrying around.” Granted, Sharon did have colon cancer not that long ago, but is this something people will start doing right away when they find out they have that gene? What if you discover the gene when you are in your teens? Do you get the surgery right then? Do you wait and see? Does everyone who has the gene get breast cancer?