|Tamra Barney -- Photo by: Michael Rosenthal/Bravo|
The Real Housewives of Orange County's Tamra Barney talks about her cervical cancer scare and what pushed her to remove her breast implants.
"I had a little health scare. I go to the doctor and I have lumps in my breasts and I had cervical cancer that had to be removed… I'm talking to my doctor about ... doing a hysterectomy."
"Feeling lumps in your breast that need to be biopsied is scary and made me wonder if my implants could make it harder to detect breast cancer and why take the chance?" she writes on her Facebook page. "Removing my implants was a way of me taking back control of MY body mentally and physically."
"CANCER is a scary word and for the past year I felt like if I talked about 'IT' I would give it life and it would come back. Thanks to Dr Oz I felt comfortable to talk about it... as he put it 'it can help others.' I am going in for my second 6 month check up... fingers crossed!"