Sandra Lee makes life-changing announcement about her health (VIDEO)

Sep 22, 2015 at 7:01 p.m. ET
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Celebrity chef Sandra Lee has been open about her brutal breast cancer battle, but now she is finally sharing some news that's good instead of bad.

The Food Network star revealed that four months after a double mastectomy, she is now "cancer free."


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"I was early stage and what the beautiful thing is about early stage cancer… is it gives you every option in the world, and that is what I took," Lee told Robin Roberts, a fellow cancer survivor, on Good Morning America. "My doctors have said that I am cancer free and that I am ready to go."

Lee rejects the growing medical movement of a wait-and-see approach to early-stage breast cancers, saying that, to her, the risk simply wasn't worth it.

"Why we would consider negotiating with cancer is beyond me," she said. "Let's just wait and see what it does. It's like a terrorist that lives inside your body and we're going to wait and see what it does? We know what it's going to do."

The Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee star was diagnosed in March, had the mastectomy in May and was hospitalized again in August for an infection. It is wonderful to hear that, like Roberts, she is now in the clear.