Allyn Rose, the Miss America contestant representing Washingon D.C. in January's Miss America pagent, is opting for a preventative double masectomy. Rose lost her mother to cancer when she was only 16 and genetic testing has revealed that she herself carries the same chromosomal disease that her mother had, and one of which comes with a whopping 75% chance of developing breast cancer. Such an amazing story of an agonizing decision. How would you choose if you knew you had such a high risk of developing a deadly cancer?
Allyn Rose is more than just another pretty face.
The Miss America contestant, who will represent Washington, D.C., in the Jan. 12 pageant live on ABC, lost her mom to breast cancer at age 16. Now, at only 24 years old, Rose has decided she will undergo a double mastectomy as a preventative measure after learning she is a carrier of the same rare chromosomal disease that her mother had. Click here to read more.