Norfolk: Breast Cancer Surviver Tells Heart About Her Double Mastectomy Like Angelina

14 May 2013, 15:19

As Angelina Jolie reveals she's had her breast removed to try to cut her risk of cancer - a woman from Norfolk's told Heart what it's like to have to make that decision.

Jenna Evans, a Mum of four from Aylsham, found out she had cancer in December 2007 at the age of just 27.

Her Mum had had breast cancer twice and her aunt had had it too.  So when Jenna found out she was carrying the gene that put her at high risk of cancer she wasn't too surprised.  But knowing she was likely to get it again she made the decision to have both breasts and her ovaries removed.

And she's told Heart she would do it all again if she had to, but admitted she worries that she's passed the gene to her daughter.

Jenna's spoken to Heart reporter Hannah Griffiths about her experiences:

Breast Cancer - Jenna Evans