Many people do not tend to think of cancer on an everyday basis, yet its impact upon our lives is virtually inevitable (based upon current statistics). Even our most cherished celebrities can be affected, such as Angelina Jolie. Whilst it is a sobering wake-up call to many people, the good that comes from this is that it raises awareness and helps reinforce the need for us to look after our health.
Learn more about Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy below:
(Image source: Flickr / Chris_Natt ) BY LAUREN ZIMA Angelina Jolie revealed she had a double mastectomy in a powerful op-ed piece for The New York Times. The actress tells of discovering she carries the gene BRCA1 — that doctors told her she was at an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer, and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. She decided to have her breast tissue removed. “…the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made. … I can tell my children that they […]