NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — She’s well known for her books, TV cooking show and her romance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Now Sandra Lee is also known for her courage.READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
The Food Network star and Cuomo’s longtime girlfriend has revealed she has breast cancer and will undergo a double mastectomy.
During a tearful interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that aired Tuesday, Lee told Robin Roberts, who is a breast cancer survivor, that she received the diagnosis on March 27 during a photo shoot for People magazine’s Most Beautiful issue.
“I walked off the set and 20 minutes later my doctor called and told me I have breast cancer,” Lee said. “I just was stunned, I didn’t even cry, I was stunned. You know, and that’s just how fast life turns, it turns on a dime.”
Lee said she initially had a lumpectomy, but it wasn’t enough. Her doctor described her as a “ticking time bomb” and recommended the double mastectomy. She is expected to undergo surgery this week.