Nina Garcia Goes Public About Double Mastectomy to Offer Comfort to Other Women
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In an article piece for Elle magazine's website, the 'Project Runway' judge explains that she decided to undergo the procedure to stop her having 'scary thoughts' about cancer.

AceShowbiz - Fashionista Nina Garcia is undergoing a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of getting cancer.

The Elle editor-in-chief and "Project Runway" judge revealed all in an article published on Elle's website on Thursday, February 07.

In the piece, Garcia revealed she was living like under a cloud after discovering she has a BRCA mutation that results in a high-risk level for breast cancer.

"I was living in a loop of testing, every day waking up thinking: 'Is this the day I will get cancer?'," she wrote. "I no longer wanted to have these scary thoughts, and I knew the only way they would stop was to schedule the surgery. The answer was clear."

Nina admits she couldn't decided whether or not to go public with her decision and reached out to friends who had undergone the procedure for their input.

"I ultimately decided to write this in hopes that my story might serve as comfort to at least one woman out there who is going through something similar," she added. "For that woman, I want you to know that you are not alone."

Garcia has been editor-in-chief of Elle since 2017 and will return for the upcoming 17th season of hit design show "Project Runway" later this year.

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