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14 May 2013 Last updated at 15:10

Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy due to cancer gene

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer.

The 37-year-old mother of six has explained her reasons for having the surgery in the New York Times.

She said her doctors estimated she had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer. “I decided to be proactive and to minimise the risk as much I could,” she wrote.

She said the process began in February and was completed by the end of April.
Risk reduced

In an article entitled My Medical Choice, Ms Jolie explained that her mother fought cancer for nearly a decade and died at the age of 56.

She said she had sought to reassure her children that the same illness would not take her away from them, “but the truth is I carry a ‘faulty’ gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases my risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer”.

She said that once she “knew that this was my reality”, she had taken the decision to undergo the nine weeks of complex surgery required to have a double mastectomy, followed by reconstruction of the breasts with implants.

“There have been many advances in this procedure in the last few years, and the results can be beautiful,” she wrote.

Her chances of developing breast cancer have now dropped from 87% to under 5%, she said.

She praised her partner, Brad Pitt, for his love and support throughout the procedure, and said she was reassured that her children had found nothing in the results “that makes them uncomfortable”.

“I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity,” she said.

“For any woman reading this, I hope it helps you to know you have options,” Ms Jolie went on to say.

“I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices.”

Emma Parlons: “If somebody said your flight was 86% likely to come down, you wouldn’t get on that plane”

The award-winning actress and director is also a long-time supporter of humanitarian causes. She is currently a special envoy for the UN Refugee Agency.

During the period she was undergoing the double mastectomy procedure, Ms Jolie visited the Democratic Republic of Congo with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and attended the G8 summit of foreign ministers in London to raise awareness over sexual violence in conflict.

She also helped launch a charity to fund girls’ education set up by the Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot by the Taliban last October.

Ms Jolie has three biological children and three adopted children.
Risk factor

Emma Parlons, a 38-year-old mother from London who had the operation three years ago, welcomed her decision to raise awareness of the issue.

Ms Parlons said her risk of getting breast cancer was the same as the actress’s. “If somebody said your flight across the Atlantic was 86% likely to come down, you wouldn’t get on that plane would you?” she said in an explanation of her reasons for having the operation.

Professor Gareth Evans, of the Manchester Breast Centre in Britain, said the two genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 (breast cancer one and two) “were the first two majorly breast cancer pre-disposing genes that were identified” and are also linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

“The risk associated with the genes isn’t simply an exact figure like 87%,” he told the BBC.

“It does depend on other risk factors, and so the risk for someone with a BRCA1 mutation could vary anywhere between 50 and 95% for breast cancer.”

Currently, women facing a strong likelihood of developing breast cancer have only two real options – to have both of their breasts removed (a double mastectomy) or hope that it will never actually happen.

In January, the drugs watchdog in England and Wales, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, recommended women at a high genetic risk of breast cancer should be given the option of taking the drug Tamoxifen, or another one called raloxifene, for five years to cut their lifetime risk of the disease.


  • theunhivedmind

    First of all God did not make faulty genes in his human being creation. If there is any such thing as a faulty gene make-up then this is a result of petrochemical pollutions hurting generations and this was all planned. Instead of whipping off body parts one should be looking at the reasons why cancers and disease are forming in these body parts. We should then be putting a stop to the causes as well as changing the ways we live in order to combat the threat. We need to also know how to properly treat the disease if it arises using homoeopathy.

    Angelina Jolie is a guiding star for the Stanford Research Institute nazis connected to the Tavistock Institute and Fabian Society. She is used to socially engineer people to usually an immoral stance and within a gaga society. Even if this was her own decision the SRI will utilize it to their own favour. What could this be? The profits of the surgery to feed the coffers of broke western nations relying on the medical/pharmaceutical profits and service industry as manufacturing and other industries are outsourced to the East. This of course empowers The Worshipful Company of Barbers. It also hinders the development of any natural-born children who cannot breast feed and thus have a lower intelligence and lower immunity for life because of it.

    It is time the radiation agenda is highlighted for the increase in cancer and thyroid problems today. Chernobyl was the big push and now Fukushima continues the trend being three-hundred times worse than Chernobyl. Not to mention all the uranium shelling going on worldwide. Is it any wonder diabetes is so rampant today? We need to totally clean-up the environment, replace many petrochemicals with natural products such as replacing plastics with hemp. We need to grow food and plants naturally and farm animals correctly. Its time The Worshipful Company of Horners and The Worshipful Company of Fuellers were destroyed.

    -= The Unhived Mind

  • eisenhorn

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