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.