Angelina Jolie Removed Both Breasts to Prevent Cancer | Angelina Jolie Breast Cancer Preventive Double Mastectomy

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On Tuesday, Hollywood Actress Angelina Jolie revealed in a New York Times that she quietly underwent a preventive double mastectomy after discovering she carried the BRCA1 gene mutation, which sharply increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

She said her doctors estimated she had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 5

Angelina Jolie said that once she “knew that this was my reality” finally decided to be proactive and to minimise the risk as much I could.

she had taken the decision to undergo the nine weeks of complex surgery required to have a double mastectomy, followed by reconstruction of the breasts with implants.

37 year-old Angelina Jolie, mother of six is an American actress, film director, and screenwriter.

She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and was named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2009 and 2011.
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