11/21/2012 03:34 pm ET

Miss D.C. Discusses Her Double Mastectomy

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WASHINGTON - When Allyn Rose was 16, she lost her mom to breast cancer, the same disease that killed her grandmother and great-aunt. Now, the 2012 winner of Miss District of Columbia and upcoming Miss America contestant has elected to have a double mastectomy, removing both breasts as a preventative measure to decrease her chances of developing the disease.

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