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Two sisters undergo double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer

It's a known fact that a woman has a greater chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer if someone in her family had the disease. However, Alison Carby, 25, and her sister Francesca, 22, have taken matters into their own hands, according to the Daily Mail.

The courageous women, who hail from Birmingham, England, each decided to undergo a radical double mastectomy after watching their mother, grandmother and two great aunts pass away from the illness.

"If someone said 'buy a lottery ticket you've got an 85 percent chance of winning you'd go straight out and buy one wouldn't you?" Alison explained to the news source.

While Alison had no problems making the decision, her sister Francesca waited a few months longer to undergo the procedure. However, she explains that she eventually realized that in the long run, the pros would outweight the cons.

"Just because I would end up with different boobs, [that] wasn't a good enough reason not to go through with the operation," Francesca told the news outlet.

According to, there are several different types of breast reconstruction, and most procedures require at least more than one surgery. ADNFCR-2795-ID-19934869-ADNFCR
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