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Angelina Jolie Has Double Mastectomy

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:25 PM

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

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.
Yep.... Hollywood is a fickle place.  She also has an activist father who is pretty much hated for his conservative views as well.  On the other hand she may become wildly popular because of it.  I hope that is her fate.  We buried an absolute angel of a woman last year at this time after she had fought this disease 15 years and had had a double mastectomy.  She taught me a lot about courage and grace

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

I would never cut a piece of my body just because I could develop a disease there.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:01 PM

I applaud Jolie for her brave act. :clap:
Breast cancer, (and just plain cancer) runs rampant in my family. Both my great-grandmothers had it, and so did one of my grandmothers, and several aunts and great-aunts...Some had to have a Mastectomy, others a double Mastectomy. But they didn't have money for breast reconstruction and had to wear these fake implants in their bras....of course this was all a long time ago, too.
I've had a yearly mammogram every year since I was 19, because of my family history. Just because your young and healthy doesn't mean it won't happen to you.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:04 PM

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Yep.... Hollywood is a fickle place.  She also has an activist father who is pretty much hated for his conservative views as well.  On the other hand she may become wildly popular because of it.  I hope that is her fate.  We buried an absolute angel of a woman last year at this time after she had fought this disease 15 years and had had a double mastectomy.  She taught me a lot about courage and grace

My mother-in-law just lost a good friend to cancer. Her friend had developed breast cancer, ovarian cancer, pretty much every type of cancer, and had this same gene, too.
It was so sad. She fought so long and hard. Never complained, and always had a smile on her face...


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:02 PM

She has her kids to think about, six of them .... which is  I believe, her first priorities in her making the decision for this op

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:02 PM

View PostFLOMBIE, on 14 May 2013 - 01:29 PM, said:

I would never cut a piece of my body just because I could develop a disease there.
But do you consider her act cowardly or brave?

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:01 PM

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But do you consider her act cowardly or brave?
Neither one. It's the decision she deemed right for herself, and I respect that. But I don't think I need to applaud her for that, since that she has the money to get the best plastic surgery available - which most people do not have. If it's brave or cowardly, that depends on your point of view. Someone saying he wants to fight the cancer and keep the affected body part or organ is not any less brave.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:19 PM

I think it's very brave of her.  I've got two kids and if I was in the same situation and I could afford it I would definitely have it done, anything that could potentially take me away from my kids would be just heartbreaking and I would do anything I could to reduce that chance.  I applaude her.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:21 PM

View PostFLOMBIE, on 14 May 2013 - 06:01 PM, said:

Neither one. It's the decision she deemed right for herself, and I respect that. But I don't think I need to applaud her for that, since that she has the money to get the best plastic surgery available - which most people do not have. If it's brave or cowardly, that depends on your point of view. Someone saying he wants to fight the cancer and keep the affected body part or organ is not any less brave.

Very pragmatic and I agree with this more than what I stated earlier.  Thanks..

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:04 PM

I applaud her decision, both from a genetic health aspect(in her case), as well as wanting to live for her husband and children.

Some cancers can become very aggressive and life-limiting, even if not initially diagnosed as such.

To my understanding this particular cancer, and her genetic tests, showed a very high probabilty of eventual lethal aggressiveness.

Good for her on her decision. Like someone here said, took a lot of courage.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:15 PM

View Postand then, on 14 May 2013 - 05:02 PM, said:

But do you consider her act cowardly or brave?
Neither when you have the money to actually do something about it.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:12 AM

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:07 PM

Her aunt died of breast cancer Sunday.  She better be glad there is such a test and she can afford the surgeries.

http://www.cbsnews.c...ys-after-op-ed/


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:12 PM

View PostHilander, on 27 May 2013 - 05:07 PM, said:

Her aunt died of breast cancer Sunday.  She better be glad there is such a test and she can afford the surgeries.

http://www.cbsnews.c...ys-after-op-ed/

I just read about that! Thanks for posting this. I've had many aunts who've been diagnosed with breast cancer, too.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:09 PM

In the article it said many women in her family has died from ovarian cancer too.





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