Sandra Lee Says She Is Cancer Free

Celebrity chef Sandra Lee says she is cancer free.

The 49-year-old Food Network star made the announcement Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America," months after she revealed on the morning news show that she was undergoing a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis.

“I was early stage and what the beautiful thing is about early stage cancer … is it gives you every option in the world, and that is what I took,” Lee said on the show. “My doctors have said that I am cancer free and that I am ready to go.”

The "Semi-Homeade Cooking" star had to undergo additional surgeries this summer due to complications and a fluid buildup.

Lee, who made her first public appearance since the additional surgeries in a pink dress at the Emmys on Sunday, has become an advocate for routine mammograms.

She learned of her diagnosis during the routine procedure, and she has encouraged women to get screened and has become an ambassador for the charity Stand Up To Cancer.

She says she's going to wait until after a trip to Super Bowl 50 to decide whether to undergo reconstructive surgery.

Lee has been dating Gov. Cuomo for several years and the pair share a home in Westchester. The governor was photographed in the hospital with Lee after the procedure and for her follow-up surgeries.

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