May 14th, 2013
09:04 PM ET

Angelina Jolie reveals double mastectomy to prevent disease

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Angelina Jolie, the academy-award winner and mother of six broke the news of her double mastectomy in an op-ed piece in the New York times today. 

My Medical Choice

"I carry a "faulty" gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases my risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.... Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could."

Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy

OutFront tonight: Nancy Brinker breast cancer survivor and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Doctor Lisa Masterson, host of "The Doctors" and Anna Gorman, an L.A. Times writer who made the same difficult choice as Jolie.

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  1. Josphine Zaborac

    Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is difficult to treat and is often fatal. :':"

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    June 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Reply

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