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Angelina Jolie Has Double Mastectomy

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:30 AM

http://www.cnn.com/2...tomy/index.html

I'm amazed by this act of courage on her part.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:45 AM

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:09 AM

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Not really stupid IMO. Her mother died of breast cancer and she was found to have the gene that greatly raises her risk. She's a wealthy celebrity and obviously can  afford the very best restorative/cosmetic surgery. I knew a woman who had breast reconstruction...it looked totally natural.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:21 AM

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health over vanity is quite inspiring :)

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

This is happening more and more with advances in predicting our possible futures.

She made a decision that was right for her. Good for her! This option saves lives. I'm glad woman have choices to be cancer-free to the best of their and medical science's ability. I wonder how many on UM personally know someone who's had breast or ovarian cancer. I know several including close family members.

I applaud celebrities who come forward and share their very personal stories. A lot of women get checked because of them, believe it or not.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:21 AM

I've heard of other women doing this except they weren't famous people and didn't attract as much interest from the media.

We are lucky to have the option nowadays compared to what women used to have. I go for regular mammograms, they're not full-proof but better to go than not to go is how I feel. A member of my family has had a Double Mastectomy due to cancer, and a friend has also had one breast removed.

When I was in hospital last year there was one lady who'd had both breasts removed in an effort to get rid of her cancer, but it hadn't worked as they couldn't get it all the Dr told her....very sad.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:22 AM

View PostAlasBabylon, on 14 May 2013 - 09:45 AM, said:

Stupid

I agree and I suspect Brad will be finding a new wife.

As 87% shows breast cancer isnt caused specifically by genes otherwise it would be 100%. Therefore she should have simply changed her diet and took up exercise instead.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:38 AM

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:04 PM

I don't blame her for that since her mother died of breast cancer and her chances of getting it is so high.  I've read where other women have done this.  Better than death.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

View PostGiant Killer B, on 14 May 2013 - 11:22 AM, said:

Therefore she should have simply changed her diet and took up exercise instead.

You have that choice for you if you choose, she chose another for her.

Changing her lifestyle is still an option for her if she feels it necessary. She looks fit to me!

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:15 PM

I got some mad respect for her, this could cause her to lose her job, yet she goes through it with the though of her children.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:15 PM

View PostGiant Killer B, on 14 May 2013 - 11:22 AM, said:

I agree and I suspect Brad will be finding a new wife.

As 87% shows breast cancer isnt caused specifically by genes otherwise it would be 100%. Therefore she should have simply changed her diet and took up exercise instead.
I hope Brad isn't that superficial.  If he is he didn't love her to begin with.  If you find out you have the gene then you can follow your own advice.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:16 PM

I think this was an incredibly brave act.  She thought of her children growing up without her and made a brutal decision.  As far as diet and exercise, come on man, she is nothing but muscle and I am sure she is on a highly specialized diet.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:22 PM

View PostHilander, on 14 May 2013 - 12:15 PM, said:

I hope Brad isn't that superficial.  

I agree, my guess would be if he ever leaves her it is because they are a "Hollywood Couple" and history is stacked against them. It is almost a certainty, not because she had a mastectomy.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:01 PM

She did what she thought was best for her. Personally I would have waited and gotten checked often to see if anything abnormal was developing before I made that decision.

However, she is wealthy so she can get implants. She won't remain breast-less for long.

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