20-year-old to undergoes successful preventative double mastectomy after mom, aunt die

(WXYZ) - It's an emotional journey for a brave young woman.

At 20 years old, Kelly Rothe has made the decision to get a double mastectomy.

The surgery was successfully completed Friday.

Kelly lost both her mother and her aunt to breast cancer.

Days after her 18th birthday, she was tested and learned she carries the BRCA gene, the same gene that actress Angelina Jolie had.

Now after a lot of thought and careful consideration, Kelly will have the double mastectomy performed this Thursday at Beaumont Hospital.

 

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