49-year old Rene Syler, believe it or not, was the 39-year old who once seemed to have it all. She was one of the anchors on “The Early Show” on CBS and had just built her dream home with her husband. She commuted back and forth between New York and Texas to pursue her dream, not knowing about the struggles that were ahead.
First, she lost her job. Then, two weeks after losing her job, she had a mastectomy
I had to have a mammogram every year because I was at the age, but also because of my family history. Every year I would have a biopsy after the mammogram because there was always something that needed a closer look. It got to the point where it just wasn’t really how I had envisioned my life. And that’s when I made the decision [to have a preventive mastectomy].