Kyle Richards to Get Tested for Breast Cancer, Gives Thanks to Angelina Jolie

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Kyle Richards may owe her life to Angelina Jolie.

A week after that A-lister revealed in a moving New York Times piece that she underwent a double mastectomy, Richards Tweeted that she'll soon be following the star's lead.

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"I lost my Mom to Breast cancer & am embarrassed to admit that I've been too scared to get tested," the 44-year-old wrote Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member wrote. "I feel differently today #AngelinaJolie."

Richards says she has a test lined up in the coming days.

Jolie has inspired millions since sharing her tale.

She wrote in the op-ed that she chose "not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer," adding:

"It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options."

It looks like Kyle has taken those words to heart. Let's hope many others do the same.


She is such a liar. I saw the episode on HWBH where she insisted on Lisa having one too. Lying snake. Unbelievable she would remove her breasts because Angelina Jolie did. But I believe it she is so desperate for attention it's pathetic


I saw the RHBH episode when Kyle took Lisa for her first mammogram, telling Lisa how important regular mammograms + exams were. So, this recent info from Kyle is just so contrived. Anything to stay current!

@ yenta1957

There's a difference between getting mammograms and having BRCA testing done. Mammos show if something's there. BRCA testing shows if you have the genetic mutation that makes you more likely to get breast or ovarian cancer. Kyle didn't say she was afraid to get mammos, but BRCA testing.