Angelina Jolie MastectomyIn an article published in the New York Times on Tuesday (14/5), Angelina Jolie says she decided to do a double mastectomy after learning that she was carrying a gene that increases the risk of developing breast cancer and cervical cancer.
Angelina Jolie says some surgical procedures performed starting in February and ending in late April, lowering the risk of developing cancer of 87 percent to 5 percent.
Angelina Jolie says the death of her mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, to cancer in 2007 at the age of 56 years, also plays a role in the decision to undergo a double mastectomy.
"So I know that the reality of life as it was, I decided to be proactive and minimize the risk as much as me. I made the decision to undergo a double mastectomy as a preventive measure, "the 37 year old actress wrote in The New York Times. "Breasts are the first, because my risk of developing breast cancer is higher than the risk of ovarian cancer, and surgery should I live also more complex." In it Angelina also explained that she was carrying the BRCA1 gene, which makes it higher risk.
The doctors who treated Angelina estimates that it has the risk of breast cancer by 87 percent and 50 percent of ovarian cancers. Angelina added that she underwent a double mastectomy procedure is that his children will not miss him when they were still young. "I can tell my kids that they do not have to worry about losing my breast cancer," said a woman who lives with Brad Pitt over the years. The views are known as "Brangelina" has three children of her biological children and three adopted.
Angelina explained that there are a number of stages of the operation that had she lived. The main one is a time-consuming operation for eight hours to lift the breast tissue, and replace it with a temporary filler.
Final stage of the process she underwent breast reconstruction with implants is, she added, "There's been a lot of progress for the procedure in recent years, and the results are good."
Angelina Brad Pitt to thank for their support, and said that they can still find moments to laugh together. Currently, Angelina said, there is only a small scar that will not make her children who saw it so worried.
"They know that I love them, and would do anything to be with them as long as possible," wrote Akris, who took home an Oscar in 2000 for best supporting actress in the film Girl, Interrupted. "Personally, I also do not feel so less women because of this action. I actually felt encouraged because it has made a firm choice, which is not going to eliminate my feminine side. "
Angelina, who is active in various humanitarian activities, also said that the confession is to help other women in countries with lower incomes in order to obtain the health care they need.
"I am writing this now because I hope other women can benefit from my experience. Cancer is still a word that causes fear in the hearts of many people, making them feel so helpless, "she said.
Woman belonging to the highest-paid actress in the world says that the cost of genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations more than 3,000 U.S. dollars in the United States, and to this day it is still an obstacle for many women.
"Life has many challenges. Challenge that should not have made us fear is that we are facing and control, "wrote Angelina.
After the confession, Angelina get a lot of compliments. CNN news anchor, Zoraida Sambolin, reveals on TV that she will undergo a double mastectomy after a breast cancer is detected.
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