Angelina Jolie Removes Both Breasts Over Cancer Risk
Oh lawdie lawd. Angelina Jolie has ‘proactively’ removed both breasts because of a breast cancer risk.
She revealed this in the New York Times on Tuesday, saying that her own mother had died at 56 after battling breast cancer.
Jolie says doctors had told her that she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.
The procedure is called a preventative double mastectomy. It reduced the chances of her getting breast cancer to 5% she says. Brad Pitt has supported her throughout she says.
For those fellas who think the world has ended because of a breast-less Angelina Jolie, don’t fret. She has replaced them with implants.
On the real, this will come as an inspiration for many women and women out there who live with the risk of getting breast cancer. About 1% of men risk getting breast cancer. 12-13% of women are at risk. Early detection is critical to saving lives.
The Cancer Association of Zimbabwe has a great one-pager here. Give it read and arm yourself with knowledge about breast cancer. Understand the risk to you.