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<p><span></span><a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=The real housewives of orange county&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><em>The Real Housewives of Orange County</em></a> star <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=Tamra barney&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Tamra Barney</strong></a> tells the new issue of <em>Life & Style</em> that a terrifying cancer scare is what caused her to finally have her breast implants removed.</p>
Tamra, 44, reveals that one year ago doctors found cervical cancer that needed to be removed. "They said, 'It's bad, it's stage-four cancer cells,'" Tamra, 44, recalls to Life & Style, on newsstands now. "[When they explained it], I remember thinking, Wait a minute! It's like all of a sudden, What?"
The cancer was successfully removed, but her fear of a recurrence is what drove Tamra to have her large C-cup implants completely removed in October (she had her DD implants replaced with smaller ones five years ago). "I was freaked out that cancer would be behind the implants, so I took them out altogether," she tells Life & Style about repeatedly finding lumps in her chest. "It's just one of those things where you're like, Okay, you know what, I have to take control of my own body."
Now a petite 34B, Tamra is focused on eating healthy and working out -- and she loves her smaller, natural boobs. As for her fit fiancé, Eddie Judge, "He likes them a lot better!" she shares. All in all, "I think being in your 40s, there's a whole different outlook on life: You get a little more confident, giving up that part of you where you care too much what people think. It's the best thing I've ever done."