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Samantha Harris will undergo a double mastectomy later this month, People reports.

The former Dancing with the Stars co-host detected a lump in her right breast during a self-examination last fall. Harris, 40, went to a breast cancer specialist a few months later and was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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"It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest," Harris recalls.

"I was sick of feeling the way that I did in the days after the diagnosis. I knew I needed to take control," she says of exploring multiple treatment options.

After considering a double mastectomy and a lumpectomy with radiation, Harris opted for the former. Once she settled on the decision, she says, "I felt so much calmer."