Angelina Jolie is coming forward to say that back in February, she had a preventive double mastectomy.
She starts off writing about her mother in the Nytimes.com article:
“MY MOTHER fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56.”
She also wrote about the factors that influenced her choice to have the procedure:
“My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer”
“On 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.”
So why is she so bravely coming forward?
” I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience.”
Read Angelina’s article about her experience HERE