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Source:  Entertainment Weekly

She’s the self-proclaimed queen of semi-homemade, having become a household name thanks to her popular and long-running Food Network show, “Semi-Homemade Cooking With Sandra Lee.”

Lee’s cheerful and festive attitude radiated through the TV as she easily decorated for any occasion, and she always made room for cocktail time.

Then, everything changed in March 2015 when Lee, now 52, was diagnosed with breast cancer following a routine mammogram.

A couple of months later she started filming her doctors’ visits as she decided how to proceed with treatment, eventually capturing on camera her double mastectomy, the grueling days that followed in the hospital, her recovery, reconstructive surgery, and subsequent efforts to start raising awareness for early detection.

Those seven months of filming have resulted in “Rx: Early Detection, A Cancer Journey With Sandra Lee,” available now on HBO.

Intimate, emotional, and important viewing, Lee was filming so she could go back to watch for herself, not knowing while filming what would come of it.

Read the story at Entertainment Weekly.

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