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TV personality Samantha Harris diagnosed with breast cancer

Harris makes announcement
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Former ‘Dancing with the Stars’ host and ‘Entertainment Tonight’ correspondent Samantha Harris announced on ‘Good Morning America’ Wednesday she has breast cancer.

The 40-year-old mother of two said tearfully “It’s scary and you worry…my daughters are three and six, you know. All they’re concerned about is to have mommy active, be able to hold them, hug them, kiss them. I want to still do and from what the doctors say, I will still be able to do, but no matter how positive of a diagnosis as I have, it doesn’t keep the demons of fear from taking over your mind and your thought process.”

Despite the prognosis, Harris is remaining positive and looks forward to planning her daughters’ weddings, warning they’d better like the dresses she picks out.

Harris got her first mammogram last October after detecting a lump during a self-examination. The results of her mammogram came back clean, but she was still not at ease and that led to her consulting with a breast cancer specialist. Following a needle biopsy and a lumpectomy, Harris was given the diagnosis of breast cancer.

After being presented with two treatment options, Harris chose to go through with a double mastectomy later this month. Since the revelation, she has receiving an outpouring of support from her fans.