Bachelor Winter Games’ Lesley Murphy Reflects on Her Double Mastectomy: 'I Feel Strong'

Lesley Murphy isn’t easily fazed by the drama of reality television, because for the former Bachelor contestant, her own reality is powerful enough.

Last April, Murphy — after learning she carries the BRCA2 gene, which would have put her at a higher risk for breast cancer — decided to undergo a double mastectomy. Twelve weeks later, she underwent reproductive surgery, documenting her entire emotional journey on social media.

“I’m still inundated with messages from people of all walks of life,” she tells PEOPLE. “I had no idea the impact it would have.”


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