May 14, 2013

Angelina Jolie's Has Double Mastectomy

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Angelina Jolie, one of Hollywood’s biggest and most visible stars, writes in a New York Times editorial about a very private medical decision she managed to keep secret.

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n April 27, I finished the three months of medical procedures that the mastectomies involved. During that time I have been able to keep this private and to carry on with my work.
But I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience. Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people’s hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness. But today it is possible to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, and then take action.

By Howie at 08:17 AM | Comments |