Samnatha Harris is about to begin a battle with breast cancer.

The 40 year-old conducted a routine self-examination last fall and discovered a lump in her breast, but after having mammogram the results didn't detect any cancerous cells.

However, Harris didn't feel satisfied with the test and knew something was wrong, so months later she enlisted the help of a specialist.

The former 'Dancing With The Stars' host underwent a needle biopsy, followed by a lumpectomy which revealed that she did have breast cancer.

"If felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest," the 40-year-old TV host told People magazine about hearing the diagnosis.

Following this diagnosis, Harris sought-after the opinion of three more specialist and was advised to either undergo a double mastectomy or the less-extreme option of a second lumpectomy with radiation.

"I was sick of feeling the way that I did in the days after the diagnosis," she continued. "I knew I needed to take control."

The mother-of-two made the brave decision of going ahead with the double mastectomy, which is scheduled to take place later this month.

Once she made this call, Harris admitted, "I felt so much calmer."

Since this news has surfaced, the former 'Entertainment Tonight' correspondent took to Twitter to thank her fans for their support and kind messages.

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"Thks for the well wishes, kindness & support," she tweeted. "It means so much to me & my family! It's a tough road but I'm here to stand up & fight cancer."

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Harris has been married to Michael Haas since 2005, with whom she shares two daughters, Josselyn, 6, and Hillary, 3.

Hopefully the TV host will have a speedy recovery!

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Harris will undergo a double mastectomy