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Angelina Jolie Had Preventive Double Mastectomy

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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”

She continues:

“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

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