When Claira Hermet was just nine years old she lost her Mum to breast cancer. Then three years ago she lost her sister too. After taking a genetic test, she discovered she had an 85% life chance of getting the disease. So to significantly reduce her own risk of breast cancer she’s decided to have a double mastectomy.
In this programme for Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s Stories, Claira will be sharing this difficult journey with you as she prepares to say goodbye to her boobs. We follow her as she describes her initial decision to opt for surgery, meet her family and friends to discover their reaction, and go with her to hospital on the day of surgery.
Hear the full show Tuesday 24th February from 9pm on BBC Radio 1, Sunday night from 9pm on 1Xtra
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