Dr. Suzanne Mahon talks about Allyn Rose's mastectomy choice

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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Beauty queens can make a living off of their stunning smiles and perfect figures, but now one Miss America contestant says even if she wins the crown, she plans on having surgery to remove both of her breasts.

Allyn Rose, Miss DC, says it's a preventative measure because breast cancer runs in her family, and killed her mother, grandmother, and great aunt.

Dr. Suzanne M. Mahon with the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Saint Louis University Cancer Center joined First @ 4 to talk about the decision, which is drawing both praise and criticism.

Click the video player above to hear what Dr. Mahon had to say.


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